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Nutrition by Color (Slideshow)

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Nutrition by Color (Slideshow)

 

Fruits and vegetables grow in a variety of colors for a reason: it helps you figure out what kinds of nutritional value they contain. And when it comes to fresh produce, variety is key — eat a rainbow of food each and every day! Click through to check out the unique properties in colorful fruits and veggies.

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1. Red

What: Tomatoes, watermelon, red peppers, pomegranates, cranberries, raspberries.

The pigment that gives most red fruits and veggies their signature hue is called lycopene –† an antioxidant that may reduce the risks of cancer and †cardiovascular disease.

Also Check Out: Red Lentil & Turnip Soup

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and womenís issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:59PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Excellent information! Thanks!

9:00AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Very informative

8:30PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Thank You! :)

6:14PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Thanks for the good and useful slide show.

10:46AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

sometimes I forget to add a variety of colors to my diet... thanks for the reminder :)

8:36AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing

5:25PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Cool collage

6:51PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

While, I can't claim to be a vegetarian, I must admit that since I have made a gallant effort to eat less meat, more fish and chicken, and, loads of vegetables and fruit, I have been losing weight, a little at a time.

5:43PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Thanks

2:36PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

The more colors, more health.

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