I came across an interesting article in the news paper today on type of fruits and vegetable colours. Each colour of fruits and vegetables have fitonutrients that act as antioxidant to protect our cells and benefits for our health. There are five types of fruits and vegetables colours that need to be in our daily diet. They are green, red, yellow-orange, white and blue-purple.

Green

function: for cell health, lungs, support artery function or blood vessel and heart, increasing calcium absorption.

resources: kale, amaranthus, pepper Bengal green, water cress, salad, zucchini, broccoli, Brussels cabbage, long bean, green pea, green bean, okra, water convulvulus, cucumber, green tea, green apples and all green coloured vegetable.

Red

function: to taking care of health prostate and deoxyribonucleic acid  (DNA) in cell.

resources:red apple, cranberry, guava, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, tomato, pomegranate, radish

Yellow – Orange

function: for eye ‘ health, immune function or healthy body endurance, support hydration, healthy growth and development

resources: orange, pumpkin, carrot, apricot, sweet potato, lime, papaya, sweet corn, pineapple, lemon, passion fruit

White

function: maintain bone health, improve blood circulation and support blood vessel function, stimulate enzyme function

resources: pear, soya, cauliflower, garlic, parsnip, turnip, garden pea, mushroom, banana, potato

Blue-Purple

function: DNA health, skin and launch digestion

resources: fig, grapes, blueberry, boysenberry, red cabbage, black grapes, brinjal, black pea, plum, bit, purple sweet potato

thanks harian metro, 4th July 2010

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