The color of vegetables and fruits depends on their constituent vitamins, essential oils, trace elements and other useful substances. Why, when there is a lack of calcium in the body, you need to lean on spinach, and to improve memory, it is enough to include more tomatoes in the diet? BeautyHack tells you how to determine their properties by the color of vegetables.
Red. Red vegetables, fruits and berries contain a high dose of lycopene, a natural antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. It improves memory and normalizes the action of the cardiovascular system. In addition, the red fruits are rich in anthocyanins - colorants with bactericidal properties. By the way, the concentration of lycopene increases with heat treatment. For example, tomato paste contains 30 times more of it than fresh tomatoes.
So cherry compote or red fruit jam will be just as healthy as fresh fruit.
Green. The green group contains a lot of calcium. And if you do not eat dairy products, diversify your menu with vegetables and fruits of this shade. In addition to calcium, green fruits are rich in lutein and indole - substances that help strengthen tooth enamel and bone tissue. More, more leafy greens and zucchini in your daily diet!
Yellow and orange. Yellow and orange fruits are the main suppliers of vitamin A. With a lack of it, you can not even dream of clean, healthy skin and thick hair. These products also contain flavonoids, which protect cells from destruction and prevent aging. Now is the season of persimmon and pumpkin - it's time to take the maximum of useful substances from them.
White and brown. This is a fairly wide group, which includes bananas, dates, potatoes, melon, root parsley, kohlrabi and others. The main plus of white-brown vegetables and fruits is the presence of a large amount of selenium in the composition. It regulates the activity of the cardiovascular system, and is also a key trace element that ensures the correct functioning of enzymes.
Purple and blue. The violet group contains phenolic, a substance that improves memory and helps fight stress. Think purple vegetables and fruits are only eggplants and grapes? You are wrong! Today there are varieties of purple peppers, asparagus and even carrots. When you see them in the supermarket, do not pass by.
Text: Natalia Kapitsa