COLOURFUL fruits and vegetables can boost your immune system according to a health and wellness expert.
It is believed fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients that is understood to come from the vibrant colours according to expert Amy Hendel.
In a report in the Indian Times, these phytonutrients support a healthy immune system and have other benefits.
America’s Phytonutrient Report, found eight in 10 Americans are missing out on the health benefits of a diet rich in colourful fruits and veggies, resulting in a phytonutrient gap.
The report looked at fruit and vegetable consumption in five colour categories, specifically green, red, white, blue/purple and yellow/orange, and the phytonutrients found in each colour category.
Eating a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables is one way to help keep the keep the body healthy.
Foods in the red category are especially helpful to our immune systems, in addition to supporting heart health.
These can include tomatoes, pomegranate, red cabbage, cranberries, even pink grapefruit provide the phytonutrients lycopene and ellagic acid.