Colors Explained: The Health Benefits of the Colors in Your Diet

Colors Explained: The Health Benefits of the Colors in Your Diet

Anyone who is into healthy living understands that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is crucial to optimal body function. As a cancer survivor and as someone who makes it her life’s mission to avoid a reoccurrence and consume every possible anti-cancer food known to mankind, I make it a point to have a very colorful diet. What does that mean? Well I try to incorporate red, green, yellow, neutral and blue-ish/purple foods into my diet every day!

Red foods such as beets, berries, apples, peppers and tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant known to decrease certain cancer risks, reduce the risk of heart diseases and help memory and urinary tract function. Who wouldn’t want to eat these every day?

Purple and blue foods like blueberries (which I eat every day!), blackberries, cabbage and eggplant contain resveratrol, which is known to reduce the risk of certain cancers and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. I use purple cabbage in my salads and my NutriBlasts.

Yellow and orange foods such as carrots, peppers, yellow tomatoes, squash and mango contain carotenoids. These are crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system. I often add carrots to my NutriBlasts.

Green veggies and fruit contain chlorophyll. Long list here, but my favorites are kiwi, cucumbers, broccoli, sprouts, kale and spinach. The list of benefits is long, but includes strengthening teeth and bones, fortifying the immune system, alkalizing the body, and helping to reduce the risks of certain cancers.

Neutral colored foods work wonders, too, like mushrooms, ginger, turnips, garlic, and coconut. These are actually my personnel favorite because of the benefits in reducing cancer risk. These foods contain Allicin which can inhibit tumor growth. Also contains Anthoxanthins which aid in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

I use my NutriBullet to combine the foods from every color group and have been reaping the benefits ever since. It has now been 2 ½ years since I began using my NutriBullet to consume my fruits and vegetables. The NutriBullet is a great resource for helping people consume nutritious foods, especially those who do not have time to make sure they are eating healthy every day (that's most of us!)

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Comment by rmelvin06
October 16, 2014
I just bought the Nutribullet RX. On page 14, it mentions taking the "Nature's Prescription Quiz" to determine which "color" of foods I may need to add to my diet. Where is the quiz located on this site?
Comment by liz gary
August 14, 2014
Jeannie, I started using nutribullet June 15, I also stared walking at least 1 mile a day. It is now August and I have lost 9 yes, you can lose weight , I also do not beat myself up if I have a bad day...I just put it behind me and start again... good luck.. I know you can do this... I am 62.
I am a new comer to Nutribullet and I'm overweight so I really need a regimen to lose weight. Some questions I have I will get from the web sight but I need to know how many Nutriblasts should I have a day in order to begin to lose weight. I'm currently taking med for High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol so I'll be checking in with my doctor about following the good nutrition diet! Wish me Luck! By the way, my name is Jeannie.
Good luck with your journey. Since everyone is different it is hard to say what will work best for you. Here are some great resources on this website and a great place to start:,
There are some foods that can interact with certain medications, usually grapefruit and dark leafy greens can interact with certain medications. It is always a good idea to double check with your doctor when you are making dietary changes.
Why do I have to check with my doctor if I want to use the NutriBullet? I take Zoccor and a blood pressure med. Thanks Ilona
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