Why Red Foods are Good for You

We all know that a diet filled with different colors is the best for you, but what does each color have to offer? This month, we are going to focus on foods that are red, and what they contain and why it’s good for us.


Red Food

Ingredient

Benefit

Strawberries

Folate, Vitamin C

Heart health and prevention of birth defects

Supports immune health

Cranberries

Proanthocyanidins

Helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and stomach walls

Tomatoes

Lycopene

Prostate and breast cancer prevention

Raspberries

Fiber

Higher fiber helps to lower LDL cholesterol

Red Pepper

Vitamin A

Helps with skin, bones, and teeth

Beets

Anthocyanins

Helps with skin, bones, and teeth


By Cassie Zehenny

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