Think color: red, orange/yellow, green, blue/purple, and white. By making sure you and your family eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, you can reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
|Colors||Research Findings||Food Samples|
|Red||Fruits and vegetables help to lower cancer risks, and maintain heart and urinary tract health, and memory function health. They contain the phytochemicals lycopene and anthocyanins.||Beets, Radicchio, Red peppers, Watermelon, Radishes, Red Onions, Cherries, Raspberries, Cranberries, Red Apples, Rhubarb, Pink/Red Grapefruit, Red Grapes, Strawberries, Pomegranates, Red Pears, and Tomatoes|
|Orange and Yellow||Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, two phytochemicals that can lower the risk of some cancers and help maintain heart, vision, and immune system health.||Apricots, Mangoes, Pumpkin, Yellow Peppers, Butternut Squash, Nectarines, Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Yellow Summer Squash, Carrots, Papayas, Tangerines, Yellow Tomatoes, Kiwifruit, Peaches, Yellow Apples, and Yellow Winter Squash|
|Green||Fruits and vegetables benefit bones, teeth, and vision, and they contain potent phytochemicals such as lutein and indoles, currently being studied for their potential antioxidant benefits.||Artichokes, Arugula, Cucumbers, Green Pepper, Asparagus, Green Apples, Lettuce, Broccoli, and other green fruits and vegetables|
|Blue/Purple||Fruits and vegetables contain the health-promoting phytochemicals anthocyanins and phenolics, which are important for their antioxidant, anti-aging, memory function, and urinary tract benefits.||Blackberries, Blueberries, Black Currants, Purple Figs, Purple Grapes, Plums, Raisins, and Eggplant|
|White, Tan, and Brown||Fruits and vegetables help maintain cholesterol levels and heart health, and also contain phytochemicals, including allicin, found in the onion family.||Bananas, Ginger, Brown pears, Potatoes (white fleshed), Cauliflower, Jicama, Turnips, Dates, Mushrooms, White Nectarines, Garlic, Onions, and White peaches|