Fruits and Vege with Its Color

Friday, July 02, 2010


1. Red
Vegetables and fruits with red color contain a lot of pigment to fight diseases. Also known contain of lycopene, a substance which acts to maintain cell health and can reduce cancer risk. For example tomatoes, strawberries, watermelon, apples, cranberries, cherries, red grapes, beets, and red peppers. While most high-containing oxidants are strawberries, cranberries, cherries, red grapes, beets, and red peppers.

2. Orange
Sweet potatoes, orange squash, carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkins, peaches, mangoes, apricots, and papayas are a few examples of the fruit / vegetable with orange color. Each portion of them contributes a lots beta carotene and alpha carotene which effective against cancer. While half bowl of orange color fruit is enough to supply of the need of vitamin C in the body for a whole day. And just additional information, diet programs recommend carrots because the natural sugar content in carrot is very large.
In fact, according to the book “Color Code”: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health by James A. Joseph, Ph.. D, Daniel A. Nadeu, MD, and Anne Underwood, carrot fiber prevents sugar rushed into the blood stream which will cause a surge of insulin content in the blood.

3. Yellow
Variety of fruits with yellow color are; banana, lime/lemon, sweet orange, grape, yellow potatoes, and corn. Yellow fruits are known to contain vitamin C which is good enough to protect cells in the body, and also contains potassium which is very good for lowering high blood pressure, reduce plaque formation in arteries, and functions as a natural laxative.

4. Green
The green color in vegetables signifies the content of the sulforaphane, isothiocyanates, and indoles. According to Heber, they can stimulate the level of “manufacturers” components that can break down the cancer-causing chemicals.
The darker the green color in vegetables, the more chlorophyll contain in it and the greater antioxidant protection. Examples green vegetables are; broccoli, lettuce, spinach, bok choi, and green tea. Regarding tea, according to research, tea can give encouragement to the body's metabolism. This is apparently caused by the content of polyphenols and caffeine contained in tea, which banded together to open the fat burning process.

5. Chocolate, Brown foodstuffs including bread and cereals, seeds/grains, granola, and nuts. Seed eating habits are not only filling, but also can help removing toxins that cause disease. Grains are rich in vitamin B that can increase the body's ability to convert calories into energy.

6. White
White-color food such as tofu, soy milk, garlic, low-fat cheese, yogurt, and milk are good for the body because it contains many flavonoids that can protect cell membranes. Low-fat dairy products can also help heart work, calcium for bone, and also to lose weight.

7. Blue - Purple Vegetables and fruits with blue – purple color, for example; eggplant, raisins, and grape. Magnesium content in the grapes and raisins is necessary for good movement of feces. Grape skin is also very good laxative (good fiber). Water content is high enough, so it can add fluid as needed by human body. While the eggplant can lower cholesterol and bile acids in the gut and bring it out of the body. In addition, eggplant also contains a lots pectin (cholesterol-lowering in the considerable amount).