The benefits of eating 5 colors of food: Phytochemicals are compounds that occur naturally in plants. Many offer health benefits, including antioxidant properties, increased cancer cell death, a healthy digestive system, and protection against environmental toxins.
Plant-based foods are a much better source of antioxidants than non-plant foods.
Vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, fruits and nuts top the charts for antioxidant content. Each color represents a family of phytochemicals. By eating foods from every color, you can enjoy the benefits of each family.
Learn more about the five colors of phytochemicals with the Simple Happy Kitchen book, available in our shop!