Nutrition in Every Hue (continued)
Fruit/Vegetable Color or Type
Such as...What they bring to the table
Cruciferous (a family of mostly green-white vegetables)
Arugula, bok choy, broccoflower (a broccoli-and-cauliflower hybrid), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, rutabaga, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip greens, and watercress
Cancer-fighting compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates.
Bioflavonoids, which may help protect against cancer and heart disease, and vitamin C. Citrus peel contains limonene, which also helps fight cancer. Some have beta- and alpha-carotene, antioxidants that are linked to reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
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