5 Ways to Decode Food's Health Benefits By Color

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5 Ways to Decode Food's Health Benefits By Color

Learn which colors do what, then tailor your grocery list accordingly.

Pick up: Tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, red bell pepper

The color, decoded: If you’re seeing red, you’re probably looking at lycopene. “Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancer—especially prostate cancer,” says Manuel Villacorta, R.D., author of Peruvian Power Foods. The easiest way to acquire the antioxidant: Up your intake of tomatoes or tomato products.

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