Why is color variety important in your salad?
Whether you’re making a salad or selecting fruit and veggies for a snack, be sure to choose a variety of colors. Different colors of fruit and vegetables help our immune systems in different ways.
Before you go down the color list, make sure to check out the latest 2014 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists, to know which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides and which don’t.
Check our “color chart’ to make sure you’re getting the best nutritional value from your fruit and vegetables. These dark colored red/blue/purple foods are very rich in powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that protect against heart disease by improving circulation and preventing blood clots. They also have many anti-aging phytochemicals. READ MORE…