Mother Nature must have known that people like color, so she made the most nutritious foods the most colorful. Fruits and vegetables that have the brightest, the darkest, and the most vivid colors hold the most vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
If you want to assure yourself that you are taking in enough of what you need, use the color wheel to judge your diet.
Green –Wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, kale, spinach, cabbage, alfalfa sprouts, mustard greens, and collard greens are all examples of green vegetables that contain Chlorophyll, Fiber, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Calcium, Foliate, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Beta-Carotene.
Red –fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, berries, peppers, and radishes, are full of nutrients such as Lycopene, Ellagic Acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin.
Orange and yellow- fruits and vegetables such as oranges, peaches, apricots, carrots, yams, squash, and papayas, provide you with Beta-Carotene, Zeaxanthin, Flavonoids, Lycopene, Potassium, and Vitamin C.
Blue and purple- fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, pomegranates, grapes, elderberries, eggplant, and prunes contain nutrients, which include Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, Fiber, Flavonoids, Ellagic Acid, and Quercetin.