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  • Karen Haralson

Eat Rainbow Veggies & Fruits!

Having a diet full of colorful vegetables and fruits is a basic for good health. Fruits and vegetables get their pigments from phytochemicals, natural bioactive compounds which promote good health as well as adding beauty to your plate. The most vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables are the richest in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants which boost the body's immune system, protect blood cells from free radicals and promote the growth of healthy cells.

Our infographic shows some specific colorful produce and the amazing properties they hold.

Hannah Moore

Each color in fruits and vegetables is created by specific phytonutrients, which are natural compounds that help protect plants from germs, bugs, the sun, and other threats. And each color indicates an abundance of specific nutrients that support your health in a myriad of ways.

Red Veggies and Fruit help fight cancer, reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, improve skin quality

Yellow and Orange Fruits and Vegetables improve immune function, reduce the risk of heart disease, promote eye health

Green Fruits and Vegetables boost the immune system, help detoxify the body, restore energy and vitality

Purple and Blue Fruits and Vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, support cognition, decrease inflammation, and improve skin health

Each season brings its' own selection of colorful produce. Your local farmer's market is a great to place to find the best of each season's colorful offering. So load your plate with color! Create a beautiful plate and support your health with these rainbow foods - it's smart, delicious, and beautiful!


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