eat one fruit or veggie of each color daily. The National Cancer Institute and the Utah Department of Health have this handy flier. They've divided the fruits and veggies into 5 color groups. Each group contains different phytonutrients which of course have different health benefits.
The Red Group (think tomatoes and strawberries) contains phytonutrients like lycopene and anthocyanins. Lycopene reduces breast and skin cancer risks, while anthocyanins reduce your risk of heart attack and Alzheimer's Disease.
The Green Group (broccoli, kiwi & spinach) supplies you with lutein for good vision and cancer fighting indoles. Carrots and oranges contain beta-carotene and bioflavenoids, both powerful anti-oxidants. Then there's the Blue/Purple group that can slow the effects of aging and reduce memory loss. The White Group will boost your immunity and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure because Onions and Garlic contain Allicin. You can click here to download your own nifty copy. I have one hanging inside my pantry door. My kids are learning this all with me.
Click here for a pdf of the Colorful Choices Log to help you (or your kids) keep track of your food color choices each day.