You may not know that with fruits and vegetables, each color is associated with certain nutrients that have specific functions in the body.
Blue/Purple: important for urinary tract health, memory function, healthy aging, and a lower risk of some cancers
Green: aid in vision health and strong bones and teeth
White: assist in heart health and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
Yellow/Orange: needed for heart health, vision health, and a healthy immune system
Red: important for heart health, memory function and urinary tract health
An added bonus is that eating plants rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.
So, if you are not nourishing yourself with all of the colors, how can your body function optimally? This week notice how many fruits and vegetables you are eating (goal is 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of veggies) and the colors you consume.