Red or Blue? Both Offer Benefits for Health

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:

Red/pink fruits and vegetables

Foods: Strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, apples, chili peppers, watermelons, cherries, radishes, raspberries

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

Foods: Blueberries, plums, grapes, beets, eggplant, cabbage

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!

 

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Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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