Bonus: The importance of color
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that we consume about 400g of fruits and vegetables daily. It’s important that the consumption of these foods be varied because they provide the body with nutrients that help prevent diseases.
The colors of the fruits and vegetables indicate specific properties:
- Green: provides vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, fiber, and chlorophyll. Thanks to its nutrients it improves the functioning of the liver, accelerates our metabolism, and promotes digestion, preventing constipation.
- Red and purple: prevents cardiovascular diseases and has lycopene, which reduces the risk of cancer and diabetes, in addition to strengthening the immune system. They have a high content of antioxidants and fight memory loss.
- Orange and yellow: contains a lot of vitamin C. They improve the skin, prevent eyesight problems, and prevent some diseases like the flu and cancer.
- White: contains minerals like selenium and improves the immune system. Prevents fluid retention and protects the muscles.
How do you preserve your fruits and vegetables? What tip would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments.
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