Eat The Rainbow

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Antioxidants protect the body from free-radical damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases. Protection starts with healthy nutrition that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables (preferably organic.) During recovery, nutrition is even more important to help accelerate healing. 

GREEN

greenfoods3Fruits: Green Apples, Honeydew, Kiwifruit, Limes, Green Grapes Vegetables: Artichokes, Kale, Spinach, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocados, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Endives, Green Beans, Green Cabbage, Green Onion, Green Pears, Green Peppers, Romaine Lettuce, Okra, Peas, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Zucchini GREEN fruits and veggies contain these nutrients: Chlorophyll: Reduces risk of cancer, detoxifies and oxygenates blood, fights infections, and helps in wound healing Calcium: Reduces risk of cancer, improves bone strength, prevents cardiovascular disease, important for normal muscle and nerve functioning Beta-carotene: Reduces risk of cancer and heart disease, prevents vision problems Fiber: Prevents and relieves constipation, helps maintain a healthy weight, lowers risk of diabetes and heart disease Lutein: Protects against heart disease and eye disorders Zeaxanthin: Protects against age related eye disease Folate: Necessary for brain functioning, reduces risk of depression and dementia, important in fetal development and red blood cells Vitamin C: Protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling

BLUE and PURPLE

blue-and-purple-fruits-and-vegetablesFruits: Acai Berries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Dried Plums, Grapes, Plums, Pomegranates, Prunes, Purple Figs, Purple Grapes, Raisins Vegetables: Beets, Eggplant, Purple Belgian Endive, Purple Potatoes, Purple Asparagus, Purple Carrots, Purple Cabbage BLUE and PURPLE fruits and veggies contain these nutrients: Quercetin: Reduces risk of cancer, supports respiratory health and cardiovascular health, protects the body from the effects of stress Ellagic acid: Reduces the risk of cancer, especially against prostate cancer Flavonoids: Reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and stroke Lutein: Protects against heart disease and eye disorders Zeaxanthin: Protects against age related eye disease Resveratrol: Prevents heart disease and increases HDL (good cholesterol) Vitamin C: Protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling Fiber: Prevents and relieves constipation, helps maintain a healthy weight, lowers risk of diabetes and heart disease

WHITE

White-fruits-vegetablesFruits: Bananas, Brown Pears, Dates, Garlic, Ginger, White Nectarines, White Peaches Vegetables: Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Jicama, Potatoes, Shallots, Turnips, White Corn WHITE fruits and veggies contain these nutrients: Beta-glucans: Reduce the risk of cancer, improve immune system, help to manage diabetes and cholesterol EGCG: Reduces risk of cancer and diabetes, improves cardiovascular health, has anti-aging properties Lignans: Reduce the risk of hormone-related cancers (breast, ovarian, prostate)

RED

red-fruits-and-vegetablesFruits: Beets, Blood Oranges, Cherries, Cranberries, Guava, Papaya, Pink/Red Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Red Apples, Red Grapes, Red Pears, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Watermelon Vegetables: Beets, Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers, Radicchio, Radishes, Red Potatoes, Red Onions, Red Chili Peppers RED fruits and veggies contain these nutrients: Lycopene: Reduces risk of certain types of cancer, especially cancers of the prostate, lung, and stomach Hesperidin: Inhibits growth of cancer cells especially in the breast and prostate, improves integrity of blood vessels and blood flow Ellagic acid: Reduces risk of cancer, especially against prostate cancer Quercetin: Reduces risk of cancer, supports respiratory health, prevents cardiovascular disease, improves blood pressure, lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, protects the body from the effects of stress

ORANGE and YELLOW

orange and yellowFruits: Apricots, Oranges , Tangerines, Nectarines, Peaches, Lemons, Cantaloupe, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Golden Kiwi Vegetables: Carrots, Corn, Butternut Squash, Summer Squash, Squash, Pumpkin, Yellow Bell Peppers, Yellow Tomatoes ORANGE and YELLOW fruits and veggies contain these nutrients: Beta-carotene: Reduces risk of cancer and heart disease, prevents vision problems Zeaxanthin: Protects against age related eye disease Flavonoids: Reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and stroke Lycopene: Reduces risk of certain types of cancer, especially cancers of the prostate, lung, and stomach Potassium: Helps muscles function, maintains fluid balance and normal blood pressure, reduces risk of kidney stones and bone loss Vitamin C: Protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling

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