Unexpected benefits from red, white and dark blue foods

Foods with natural colors: red, white and dark blue is very good for your health. For example, watermelon contains 92% water and is rich in beta-carotene oxidant, lycopene as well as vitamin C.

red, white and dark blue foods

 Red foods

Tomato

A tomato of medium size contains about 25 kcal, 1g fiber and 3g sugar.  Also, it is a rich source of vitmain A that meets 20% of the demand your body needs every day and for vitamin C, about 26%.

In addition, tomato is also abundant in lycopene, an antioxidant which makes tomato red. Lycopene is proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many ways to supplement tomatoes into your daily diet. You can slice to add to pizza or salad, remember to choose seedless ones. One more thing, you should let tomatoes at room temperature, do not store them in the refrigerator since it will make them easy to become rotten.

 Strawberry 

8 strawberries provide 45 kcal and meet 12% of demand for fiber your body needs every day. The fruit also contains more vitamin C than oranges, meet 130% of demand. Many recent studies indicated that eating strawberries every day reduces the risk of diabetes as well as reducing the level of insulin resistance. A study in 2013 showed that eating more strawberries reduce the risk of heart attack.You can eat fresh strawberries as a dessert or decorate in the pizza…

 Watermelon

This fruit is the same as cucumber, squash and pumpkin because it contain up to 92% water. It is a rich source of antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C. Just like tomatoes, watermelon contains lycopene, an antioxidant. One cup of watermelon juice has the amount of lycopene  equivalent to 2 tomatoes.

White Cauliflower

A bowl of cauliflower has 25 kcal, meet 10% of demand for the daily need of fiber. This vegetable has a small amount vitmain C, K, B6 and folate. Cauliflower contains a number of antioxidants against cancer such as glucosinolates, sulforaphanes and thiocynates.

Mushroon

There are thousands of different types of mushroom, but white fungus is the most common. It has very few kcal, a small amount gives you only about 20 kcal but contains a lot of nutrients such as folate, thiamine, vitamin B6 and zinc. The food contains an antioxidant called L-ergothioneine which helps protect the liver and kidneys. You can add mushrooms to pizza or salad with tomatoes and purple cabbage.

Dark blue

Blueberry

One cup of blueberries provides 84 kcal, 4g fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. This fruit is abundant in anthocyanidins, an antioxidant which helps protect the body from glaucoma and prostate cancer. You can use a handful of blueberry into salad and mix with kale. The dish is not also delicious but very healthy as well.

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