Fruits and vegetables help maintain health
Vegetables and fruits are healthy. Still we hear, and what it actually means? Selecting them in the store, pay attention not only of whether they are fresh, but also follow their color, because it will help you to accurately identify their health properties.
According to the researchers, the specific colors of plants are their ability to protect us against cancer, eg, an anti-inflammatory and slows aging.
Orange and yellow vegetables and fruits
They contain flavonoids, which act as antibiotics, thin blood and prevent cancer.
They help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels and protect against atherosclerosis. It is also a rich source of beta-carotene, or provitamin A, which contributes to such for protection against microbial.
It has an antioxidant effect and a positive effect on the functioning of the eye. It also strengthens the immune system.
Green vegetables and fruits
The largest advantage is probably the saponin content. The compounds that act:
diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and protozoonicidal.
Furthermore enhance mucus secretion, stimulate the production of gastric juice, bile and intestinal juice and thereby accelerate the digestion of fats.
Saponins also regulate cholesterol levels. It should also be borne in mind that a lot of green vegetables are rich in potassium and phosphorus (eg, lettuce, parsley, cucumber and spinach).
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables
The main and important advantage is the high content of polyphenols, which act in the body as natural antibiotics and thus combat inflammation and infections.
These substances act antiviral and anti-parasitic. Fight a fungus. They destroy free radicals that can damage cells and as a result protect against cancer. Also prevent heart disease.
Red fruit and vegetables
Rich source of carotenoids and are therefore as first aid for the body's cells. These substances work as antioxidants, and therefore fight free radicals that accelerate the aging process of cells.
Many of them (such as watermelon, tomato, wild rose, red grapefruit) contain lycopene, which prevents cancer and heart disease. It should also be noted that red vegetables and fruits also contain beta-carotene.