In the midst of today’s election madness, let’s not forget that regardless of your political affiliation, you should aspire to eat your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables!
So when it comes to colorful foods, which is better, red or blue? Find out the benefits of both:
Nutrients: In fresh, red fruits and veggies, you’ll find lycopene, ellagic acid, hesperidin, quercetin, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants – to name a few!
Benefits: Lycopene provides support for cardiovascular and prostate health, while quercetin may support a healthy immune system
Blue/purple fruits and vegetables
Nutrients: Nourishing compounds found in blue fruits and vegetables include resveratrol, vitamin C, ellagic acid, lutein, zeaxanthin, quercetin, fiber
Benefits: The nutrients mentioned above may provide benefits for healthy vision (lutein), digestion (fiber) and heart health (resveratrol)
Our non-partisan conclusion? Eat them all!