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Friday, May 30, 2014

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables
When 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.     


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