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: Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, apricots, mango

The color, decoded: Orange pigmentation is a dead giveaway that a fruit or vegetable is brimming with beta-carotene, which has been shown to help protect the eyes as well as bolster the immune system. Leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard are also good sources of beta-carotene; the pigment just gets overshadowed by chlorophyll.

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