Colour your meals with a Vegetable Rainbow

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COLOUR YOUR WAY TO OPTIMUM HEALTH

with these nutritious immune-boosting foods! For further information go to www.vegetables.co.nz

 

PURPLE:

Purple Carrots, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Cabbage, Purple Beans, Eggplants, Purple Cauliflower, Red Pepper, Purple Asparagus. Contain Anthocyanins - Powerful antioxidants that may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by inhibiting clot formation.

 

 

RED:


 
Tomatoes (any tomato-based food eg. salsa and even tomato sauce), Red Carrots, Watermelon, Beetroot. Contain Lycopene - Prostate, Stomach, Colon and Rectal Cancer Preventative.

 

 

 

ORANGE:



 
Carrots, Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Rockmelon. Contain Beta-Carotene - a source of Vitamin A which boosts eye and skin health and may decrease risk of certain cancers.

 

 

 

YELLOW: 



 
Yellow and Green Summer Squash, Yellow Beans, Yellow Pepper, Yellow Carrots. Contain Lutein - Prevents loss of eyesight from macular degeneration.

 

 

 

YELLOW/GREEN: 



 
Collard, Mustard, Zucchini (skin on), Corn, Cucumber (skin on), Green Beans, Green Peas, Green Pepper. Contain Lutein - Prevents loss of eyesight from macular degeneration.

 

 

 

DARK GREEN: 


 
Pak choi, Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Swiss Chard. Contain Isothiocyanates - Stimulates production of cancer-fighting liver enzymes.

 

 

 

WHITE/GREEN: 


 
Artichokes, Celery, Chives, Endive, Leeks. Contain Flavonoids - Protects against cell damage.


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