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!