Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and VegetablesWhen purchasing fruits and vegetables at the grocery store or at a farmer’s market, consider a rainbow of color. The same is true when planting your garden. Different colors of fruits and vegetables offer a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. A crayon box is a good guide.
Red vegetables like tomatoes have the antioxidant lycopene. Peppers are a good source of vitamin C. Blue and purple fruits like berries contain anthocyanins. Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene.
Don’t forget about white vegetables. Cauliflower contains the powerful cancer-combating compounds. Garlic and onions protect against stomach and colorectal cancer.