Color-Coded Nutrition

TREND Choosing your foods by their color

HOW IT STARTED Doctors and nutritionists are becoming convinced that certain food colors have healthful properties

JUDGMENT CALL If it gets you to eat your fruits and veggies, why not?

What color was your lunch? Never mind proteins, carbs and those other old-hat nutritional obsessions; what's really important in food, says a new group of docs, is hue. Some medical experts are convinced that the pigments in foods, called phytonutrients, play a key role in preventing disease. The blue in blueberries, they say, may protect the brain, while the orange in carrots may promote...

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