The focus is on the colors, folks!

 

Fruits and vegetables come in tons of colors and they always say that you should mix your fruits and veggies by eating different colors.

What is so true about that is that different colors actually mean different things nutrionally.

I found out that red and orange mean high beta carotene content which is found in carrots, red peppers, tomatoes, etc.

Beta-Carotene also helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, skin disorders, enhance immunity, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. It is an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process. Sources of Beta-Carotene can be found in a good liquid multivitamin.
Not too bad!

Actually yellow foods are in the same category as reds and oranges:

Beta carotene high foods also contain high levels of vitamin A.

Ok, how about those green veggies that people say don’t taste all that great. After you read this, you may not care how they taste, because you will see how you can rrally improve your health with greens:

While dark green plant foods are loaded with nutrients, one of their biggest claims to fame is lutein. Lutein is an also an antioxidant (see my blog entry on antioxidants above) found in high levels in the eye’s macula, which sends the signal to the brain of what the eye sees and is also responsible for the central vision that enables us to drive, read and perform activities in which we need to see straight-ahead clearly. Degenration and macular damage happens with age and is the leading cause of blindness in elderly men and women. Regular consumption of lutein-rich foods helps prevent macula degeneration, thus lowering your risk of blindness.