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7 Colours to Boost your Health

 

MULTI-COLOURED PLANT FOODS don’t just look good on your plate – they’re good for you as well, because each colour relates to different phytonutrients, each with specific health benefits. Here’s how…

Always aim to eat multi-coloured fruits and vegetables as they have different phytonutrients for different health benefits
Always aim to eat multi-coloured fruits and vegetables as they have different phytonutrients for different health benefits

Red/Purple

These foods all contain anthocyanins — powerful antioxidants that may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by inhibiting clot formation.

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Beetroot juice is especially good to bring down high blood pressure

 

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Beetroot especially is known to be good for highblood pressure

 

They include:

Aubergine

Beetroot

Berries (blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants etc)

Cherries

Chillies

Plums

Prunes

Purple or red grapes

Red apples (with skin)

Red cabbage

Red pears (with skin)

Red peppers

Red wine

Strawberries

Red

The foods in this list are high in lycopene, which has a protective effect against cancer.

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They include:

Guavas

Pink grapefruits

Pink grapefruit juice

Salsa

Tomatoes

Tomato juice

Tomato sauce

Tomato soup

Watermelons

Orange

These foods are rich in beta-carotene, which boosts eye and skin health and may decrease your risk of developing certain cancers.

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They include:

Acorn squash

Apricots

Cantaloupe

Carrots

Carrot juice

Mangoes

Pumpkins

Sweet potatoes

Vegetable marrow

Orange/Yellow

These foods all contain beta-cryptoxanthin, a powerful cell-protecting antioxidant.

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Papaya leaf juice is well known to cure Dengue Fever

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They include:

Nectarines

Oranges

Papaya

Peaches

Pineapples

Tangerines

Yellow grapefruits

Yellow/Green

These foods are good sources of eye-friendly lutein and xeazanthin, both of which help fight cataracts and macular degeneration.

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They include:

Avocado

Collard greens

Courgettes

Cucumbers

Green beans

Green peppers

Honeydew melons

Kiwifruit

Mustard greens

Peas

Romaine or cos lettuce

Spinach

Sweet corn

Turnip greens

Yellow peppers

Green

These foods are rich in detoxifying sulforaphane, isothiocyanates and indoles, which play a key role in stimulating cancer-fighting liver enzymes.

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They include:

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chinese leaf

Kale

Sprouting broccoli

Swiss chard

White/Green

These foods offer multiple health benefits. Garlic and onions are a rich source of tumour-fighting allicin, mushrooms contain other disease-battling chemicals, and the rest contain powerful cell-protecting flavanoids.

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They include:

Artichokes

Asparagus

Celery

Chives

Endive

Garlic

Leeks

Mushrooms

Onions

Shallots

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