Eat The Rainbow: Different Colors For Different Nutrients
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring substances that are found in plants and produce different colors. Researchers have found that they have myriad health-boosting benefits. Lycopene is one of the most well-known phytonutrients and produces a red color. It is found in grapefruit, pink guava, tomatoes, and tomato products such as tomato paste and tomato sauce. Lycopene has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; may help reduce your risk of cancer; and might help mitigate your risk of damage to the skin caused by the sun.
For more information about what color foods have what nutrient, check out the following infographic.
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