Red White and Blue Foods
|Red delicious apples||cauliflower||blueberries|
|Blood Orange||potatoes||purple potatoes|
|Red grapes||white mushrooms||blue corn|
|red onion||greek yogurt|
|ruby red grapefruit||parsnip|
|red potatoes||garbanzo beans|
Enjoy today and celebrate the red white and blue with some of your favorite healthy options listed above that can still make great dishes!
What is it that makes these foods so great and so colorful? The antioxidants that they contain! Each food has a set of antioxidants and phytonutrients that help to fight free radicals. These help to keep us from getting sick and fight inflammation among other things. Below are more reasons to add this into your daily regimen.
Red fruits and veggies are packed with a variety of powerful antioxidants that have been shown to help fight cancer and heart disease. They are also known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
These are packed with the flavonoid quercetin, known for its anti-inflammatory properties and cardiovascular health benefits. They all carry antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in magnesium, fiber, and potassium.
Blue purple foods are rich in anthocyanins and resveratrol. These are health boosting phytochemicals, which are loaded with antioxidants. All which are great for the immune system.
So go ahead add at least one or two from each list into your next couple of meals for an added immune system boost! You may be surprised at some that may become a new favorite.