And no, we don’t mean skittles. Read on for a list of healthy, nutrient-dense and vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables that you should try to incorporate into your diet.
RED: Tomatoes, watermelon, cranberries, pink grapefruit, guava
Lycopene is what gives a red pigment and is a powerful antioxidant.
ORANGE/YELLOW: Carrots, mangos, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apricots
Orange group foods represent vitamin C and beta-carotene which can be converted into vitamin A an integral nutrient for vision, immune function plus skin and bone health.
GREEN: Avocado, kiwi, spinnach, greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage
Green foods are high in lutein, a nutrient beneficial for eye health, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and potassium.
BLUE/PURPLE: Eggplant, blueberries, blackberries, prunes, plums, pomegranate
Anthocyanin is what gives a blue or purple huge. They can help ward off heart disease by preventing clot formation and may reduce the risk of cancer.