Color it Blue and Purple
You should know: The darker the blue hue, the richer a food is in health-promoting anthocyanins.
Color it Red
You should know: Cooking lycopene-rich foods like tomatoes helps release more of their antioxidant content and make it more easily absorbed.
Color it Green
You should know: Preliminary studies hint that chlorophyll, a pigment plants use to trap the light they need for photosynthesis, may have antioxidant properties.
Color it Yellow and Orange
You should know: Studies confirm that whole foods, not supplements, are the best source of beta carotene (and most other health-promoting chemicals) in the fresh produce arsenal.
Color it White
You should know: Most Americans eat less than five servings of fruit or veggies per day instead of the recommended nine to 13 (about 4.5 cups) servings.
Eat Colorfully, Live Healthfully
We eat with our eyes first, and embracing a variety of colorful produce will not only make your meals more fun. A produce rich diet can help lower your risk for chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease, and also protect your eyesight and combat the effects of aging.