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A COLORFUL DIET FOR OPTIMAL SKIN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

May 15, 2017 by Renee Tavoularis

A COLORFUL DIET FOR OPTIMAL SKIN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Phytonutrients are often found in the skins of the colorful fruits and vegetables we eat, and are the compounds responsible for their diverse array of hues, scents, and flavors. Each color represents a di erent group of nutrients, compounds and antioxidants that help your body function at its best.

Here’s an easy guide for eating a full color spectrum of fruits and vegetables to ensure your body is nourished with the highest concentration of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to attain optimal skin health and wellness.

BLUE/PURPLE

KEY NUTRIENTS
Anthocyanin, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, Potassium

SOURCES
Blue/Purple-Skinned Berries (Acai, Blueberry, Elderberry), Plums, Red Grapes, Eggplant, Adzuki Beans, Black Beans

HEALTH BENEFITS
Cardiovascular Health, Neurological Function, Bone Support, Immunity, Skin Health

RED/PINK

KEY NUTRIENTS
Lycopene, Anthocyanin, Ellagic Acid, Vitamin C, Potassium

SOURCES
Red-Skinned Berries (Raspberries, Strawberries, Cranberries), Watermelon, Cherries, Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Red Cabbage, Red Bell Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Radishes, Tomato

HEALTH BENEFITS
Urinary and Prostate Health, DNA Protection and Support, Inflammation, Heart Health, Cancer Prevention

ORANGE/YELLOW

KEY NUTRIENTS
Carotenoid, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Flavonoids, Potassium, Magnesium

SOURCES
Oranges, Tangerines, Yellow Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Mango, Nectarines, Peaches, Papaya, Apricots,
Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Delicate), Corn, Turmeric

HEALTH BENEFITS
Eye Health, Immune Protection and Support, Inflammation, Skin Hydration

GREEN

KEY NUTRIENTS
Folate, Indoles, Lutein, Allyl Sulfides, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium

SOURCES
Cruciferous Vegetables and Leafy Greens (such as Broccoli, Kale, Swiss Chard, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli Rabe, Spinach, Collard Greens), Herbs (like Parsley, Oregano and Basil), Green Tea

HEALTH BENEFITS
Eye Health, Immune Protection and Support, Inflammation, Skin Hydration

BROWN/WHITE

KEY NUTRIENTS
Indoles, Lutein, Allyl Sulfides, Potassium, Fiber, Selenium

SOURCES
Apples, Pears, Navy Beans, Cannellini Beans, White Kidney Beans, Ginger, Turnips, Parsnips, Cauliflower, Garlic, Mushrooms

HEALTH BENEFITS
Bone Health, Circulatory Health, Arterial Function


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