Celebrating Pride, Nutrition Style!

By June 25, 2021 Blog

This Pride Month, take the opportunity to eat the rainbow and gain some nutrition knowledge!

Checkout the benefits of each color of the rainbow: 

RED (Lycopene)

  • Keeps our heart healthy and decreases risk of stroke
  • Prevents and even fights cancer, especially prostate and breast
  • Good for urinary tract health and for memory!

ORANGE/YELLOW (Carotenoids)

  • Decreases inflammation in the body and helps prevent cancer
  • Keeps our immune system strong and our skin healthy
  • Good for our vision – helps us see at night!

GREEN (Lutein)

  • Protects our eyes by preventing cataracts and slowing age-related macular degeneration (natural worsening of eyesight as we get older)
  • Also contains Folic Acid, an important nutrient for having healthy babies (prevents neural tube defects)
  • Keeps our bones, teeth and nails strong and also prevents blood clots!

BLUE/PURPLE (Anthocyanins)

  • Helps us age gracefully by improving our memory and keeping our skin looking young
  • Reduces blood pressure and lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease
  • Helps fight cancers, especially those in the GI tract (mouth, esophagus, colon)!

WHITE/TAN (Allicin)

  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Keeps our bones strong and healthy
  • Helps fight cancers, especially stomach cancer!