It’s popular to load up on colorful produce these days—the flavonoids inherent to yellow, red, blue and green plants are marvelous for our health, carrying anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But just because a plant lacks color doesn’t mean it’s devoid of nutritional value. While it’s smart to eschew white bread and sugar, white plants can be healthful. Look below for a list of seven body-boosting white foods.
High in fiber and vitamin C; contains health-boosting phytochemicals such as carotenoids
High in monounsaturated fats; contain protein and minerals such as calcium and iron
Contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C
Good source of potassium; high in vitamin C; contain phytochemicals such as carotenoids
Low in calories, but pack B vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin, and minerals such as selenium and potassium
High in fiber; may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as “bad,” cholesterol levels
Rich in the flavanol quercetin, which is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant