There are 7 colors in the rainbow, and there are 5 colors in the colorful diet. These are: red, purple, white, orange and green. It is possible to be more colorful, healthier and fitter by consuming 1 handful of fruits and vegetables in these 5 colors every day!
Our first color is my favorite red too! The name of the pigment that gives red, the color of energy, to fruits and vegetables is lycopene. Lycopene is a very powerful antioxidant. We should consume at least 1 handful of red fruits and vegetables every day. Strawberry, tomato and watermelon, which are in season right now, are in this group. If we count the other reds; rosehip, red raspberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, red pepper and cranberry are also in this group.
Never without Orange to protect from Covid
Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are colored by carotenoids, a natural plant pigment. Oranges rich in beta carotene are very effective on our immune system. We know that a strong immune system is very important to protect from Covid. At this point, orange should be in the lead roles!
It is important to include peach, apricot, melon and malt plum nectarines, which are in the yellow-orange color group, in our snacks. Let’s take care to consume lemons, sweet potatoes and yellow tomatoes in the main menus.
Nature’s color Green is also effective in protecting from covid
Green, the color of nature and peace, has a special place in our diet… Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll not only helps the liver to support the body’s natural detox ability, but also supports immune function to prevent toxins from accumulating in the body. Foods in this group draw attention with their high vitamin C content. We know that the intake of vitamin C can also be effective in strengthening the immune system.
Green grapes, green plums, kiwis, limes, green onions, avocados, broccoli, collard greens, green beans, Zucchini, green bell peppers, green chili peppers, asparagus, peas, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, spinach, chard, mustard, purslane, Lettuce, arugula, fresh mint, dill, cress, sorrel and all other green leafy vegetables and fruits in this group.
Another Color That Should Not Be Missing From The Menus: Purple
The name of the pigment that gives the blue-violet color to the purple colored fruits and vegetables is ‘anthocyanin’. So what are the foods in the purple colored fruits and vegetables group? Eggplant, red beet, purple cabbage, red onion, Purple/red radish, blackberry, black raspberry, blueberry, Fig, Purple plum, Prune, Purple&Red&Black grape, Cherry, Cherry, Currant, Black mulberry, Raisin, Blood orange We should regularly consume at least 1 handful of these purple fruits and vegetables in their season.
Cleanse Your Body with White Fruits and Vegetables
White colored fruits and vegetables got their color thanks to the pigment called ‘antoxanthin’. Anthoxanthin is a flavonoid with antioxidant properties. Flavonoids have been shown to directly modulate the differentiation and quantification of immune cells. The immune system plays a key role in protecting an organism from infections and epidemics. That’s why it’s important to add the color white to our diet every day. It is also known that allium vegetables such as garlic and onions protect against infections by activating the immune system. Vegetables and fruits such as Banana, Apple, Pear, Quince, Cauliflower, White Cabbage, Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Mushroom, Potato, Radish, Jerusalem artichoke, Endive, Celery, Artichoke and Leek should be on our menu every day in the season.