This weekend, the farmers' market in my town is starting up and I absolutely cannot wait! I love shopping the market for fruits and vegetables that represent all colors of the rainbow. A colorful variety means that my shopping bag looks super pretty-but it also means that I'm packing in tons of good nutrients. In the new, yummy EatingWell in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook, Dr. Preston Maring says nature saturates foods with bright hues to highlight their nutritional benefits. Anthocyanins make blueberries blue and may help to keep your mind sharp. Tomatoes get their ruby hue from lycopene, a compound that may help prevent breast cancer. Here's the vibrant variety I'll be looking for all summer long with some delicious recipes from EatingWell in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook.
Red: Red foods, such as tomatoes, watermelon and red bell peppers, contain lycopene, a phytochemical that may help protect against prostate and breast cancers. Red bells give sweet flavor toRead More »from Eat well by color!