The colour of fruits and vegetables can tell you a lot about their nutritional and medicinal benefits. From purple and blue to orange and red – and everything in between – here’s what the colours of fruits and veggies mean to your health:
Blue, Purple – Anti-aging | Anti-Oxidants | Liver Detox | Anti-inflammatory | Heart Health
- Purple potatoes
- Red cabbage
- Purple carrots
- Purple corn
- Purple grapes
What makes them purple and blue? It’s the plant chemical known as anthocyanin.
Red, Orange and Yellow – Cancer prevention | Macular degeneration prevention | Eye Health | Immune System Boost | Sexual Organ Health | Colon health
What makes them orange and red? Beta-carotene is the plant chemical that makes them orange (which turns into Vitamin A in your body) and it’s the plant lycopene that makes them red.
Green – Healthy cholesterol | Circulation | Blood Cleansing | Cancer fighting
- Swiss chard
- Green tops of onions and chives
- …and the list can go on…
What makes them green? It’s the plant chemical chlorophyll.
You’ve heard it a thousand times eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. And if you can get your fruits and vegetables from local producers who grow them sustainably and without the use of herbicides and pesticides, that’s your true Farmacy.