Did you know that you can know the benefits that fruits and vegetables give you by the color of them? Because yes, each fruit and vegetable has different compounds and, therefore, brings something different.
The color of fruits and vegetables is due to the presence of phytochemicals or phytonutrients, which are the compounds responsible for their taste and smell. Phytonutrients protect vegetables from ultraviolet rays and allow them to defend against bacterial infections and inclement weather.
From Tapería Orgánica in Málaga, we explain what are the benefits that fruits and vegetables give us according to their color.
If we talk about vegetables, surely your mind goes to green colors. Green fruits and vegetables have high doses of chlorophyll, so they are depurative, strengthen the immune system, help fight diseases and allergies and prevent aging. Some green vegetables are avocado, kiwi, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, celery and cucumber.
Red vegetables such as strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, red peppers and cherries are excellent antioxidants. They improve blood circulation, cleanse our body of toxic substances, block the formation of dangerous clots, decrease the formation of cholesterol plaques and protect our DNA.
Limes, bananas, lemons, pineapples and mangoes belong to the family of yellow vegetables. They are excellent for cleaning blood and intestines, to fight diseases thanks to its antioxidant power, to strengthen blood vessels, to heal wounds and to stimulate the production of white blood cells.
Inside the orange vegetables we find the peach, the carrot, the tangerines, the melon and the orange. They are powerful cleansers, help strengthen eyesight and combat skin diseases and allergies, favor the production of repairing enzymes and are sources of youth and well-being. In addition, they inhibit the formation of inflammatory prostaglandins, substances derived from fatty acids.
The benefits of white vegetables are many. Foods such as garlic, mushrooms, soy, Valencian melon, potatoes or asparagus purify and reinforce the body’s defenses, combat circulatory and skin problems, promote the production of protective enzymes and protect against cancer. They also fight infections and fevers and are powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
The last family of fruits and vegetables has a purple or blue color, such as blueberries, eggplant, purple cabbage, beets or figs. They maintain the balance of blood pressure, favor the action of repairing enzymes, protect from oxidation to vitamins, enzymes and hormones, block the formation of carcinogens and stimulate the production of white blood cells.
You already know the benefits of fruits and vegetables according to their colors, now dare to include them daily in your diet. Come to our bio tapas bar in Malaga and enjoy a varied, ecological and colorful food.