Just because a plant lacks color doesn’t mean it’s devoid of nutritional value. Check out these seven white foods that are loaded with beneficial compounds for your health.
Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats and also contain protein and minerals such as calcium and iron.
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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
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