Paper Color Key: PINK: PINK: Red and Pinks BLUE: Purple, Black and Blues GREEN: Greens White: White, Tan and Creams GOLD : GOLD : Orange and Yellows Directions: On your paper, list as many FRUITS and VEGETABLES that you can think of in 3 minutes!
PHYTOCHEMICALS? What are PHYTOCHEMICALS? 1.) Natural plant compounds packed with nutrients, fiber and disease fighting colors. Not all colors provide the same benefits, so it is important to eat ALL the colors.
2.) Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables provides a powerhouse of nutrients and Phytochemicals without adding a lot of CALORIES Did you Know? There are over 900 Phytochemicals found in our colorful fruits and vegetables!
3.) SERVING SIZES (of Fruits and Vegetables) Fist-full or medium piece of fresh ½ cup of any cut-up, raw, or cooked 1 cup leafy salad greens ¼ cup dried fruit 6 ounces of 100% juice (3/4 cup)
4.) HEALTH BENEFITS a. Healthy Heart b. Memory Function c. Vision Health d. Strong Bones and Teeth e. Healthy Weight f. Lower Risk of Some Cancers
5.) True or False You can Get your Daily Supply of Phytochemicals in taking Vitamin Supplements?
5.) True or False You can Get your Daily Supply of Phytochemicals in taking Vitamin Supplements? FALSE You can only get them from fresh fruits and vegetables!
GREEN The “goods” on… GREEN Strong Bones and Teeth Vision Health Healthy Skin and Hair Decreases Tumor Growth (in cancer patients)
YELLOW & ORANGE The “goods” on… YELLOW & ORANGE Maintains Strong Bones & Teeth Healthy Heart Vision Health Boosts Immune System
RED The “Goods” on… RED Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer Healthy Heart (lowers blood pressure) Memory Function Urinary Tract Health Reduces Diabetes Complications
BLUE & PURPLE The “goods” on… BLUE & PURPLE Reduces Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s Complications Slows effects of Aging Lower Risk of Some Cancers Reduces Diabetes Complications