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May 2, 2017 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

3 Foods that Totally Break the ‘Color is Better for You’ Rule

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  • Artichoke Hearts – Even right out of the can or jar, this drably colored veggie rivals berries with its supreme antioxidant power—providing 8 times more than oranges! They are also a great source of vitamin C and fiber, including a special form of fiber called inulin that nourishes the growth of the “good” bacteria in the gut.
  • White-fleshed peaches and nectarines – Like their yellow-fleshed cousins, these stone fruits are dripping with vitamins A and C, but where they really shine is on the antioxidant front. These fruits may be pale on the inside, but they provide six times more antioxidant oomph than the yellow varieties.
  • Cauliflower – This colorless veggie is a nutrition and anti-cancer powerhouse. Cauliflower is home to a big dose of fiber, vitamin C, and folate along with two families of plant compounds, glucosinolates and thiocyanates that are revered for their anti-cancer prowess.

 

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