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Paint Your Party Red, White and Blue
Fruits and vegetables of different colors provide a variety of nutrients and phytonutrients, each with potential health benefits. So when shopping for your red, white and blue party décor, make sure your buffet follows the theme with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Red foods like cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, blood oranges, red/pink grapefruit, red grapes, strawberries, watermelon, beets, red onions, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb and tomatoes provide lycopene, a powerful carotenoid, and may help maintain heart health, healthy vision, and immunity, and may reduce your risk of cancer.
White foods, like allicin in garlic and onions, and selenium in mushrooms may promote heart health and reduce cancer risk. Other white fruits and vegetables include bananas, white peaches, cauliflower, jicama, white corn and parsnips.
Blue foods like blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which may have anti-aging benefits and help with memory, urinary tract health and reduced cancer risks.
To learn more about planning your Fourth of July celebration menu, visit Celebrating Fourth of July Foods Made in U.S.A. page.
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Reviewed May 2013