At NDC, we know that eating well is part of our long-term health goals. The ADA provides a great color guide to use when preparing meals and snacks. “Food variety supplies different nutrients, so to maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors.” -ADA Spokesperson Karen Ansel.
The guide includes:
Green: antioxidant potential, promotes healthy vision and reducing cancer risks
Orange and deep yellow: promotes healthy vision and immunity
Purple and blue: antioxidant and anti-aging benefits, may help with memory, urinary tract health, reduce cancer risks
Red: healthy heart, vision, immunity, reduce cancer risks
White, tan, brown: healthy heart, reduce cancer risks
See the link below to view entire the color guide along with suggested fruits and veggies: