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5 red foods that should be on your plate

Most red fruits and vegetables are rich sources of powerful antioxidants, which help get rid of free radicals and harmful toxins from the body.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : August 26, 2020 4:23 PM IST


The simplest formula to eat healthy is to make your plate colourful. Eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies will give all of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your body needs. When it comes to red colour, there are a lot of fruits and vegetables to choose from and each can add something different to the table. Most red fruits and vegetables are rich sources of powerful antioxidants and anthocyanins, which help get rid of free radicals and harmful toxins that can lead to macular degeneration, and even some cancers. In addition, eating red foods can also help reduce high blood pressure and the levels of low density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol”, and thus prevent occurrence of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Red coloured foods are also good for your digestive health. People who have arthritis, the inflammation of the joints, may benefit from eating red foods as they can help reduce joint pain.

Tomato Benefits

Tomatoes: The juicy produce can trigger histamine production in your body, leading to excessive mucus buildup in your system. In addition, tomatoes have high acidity which is not good for those suffering from acid reflux. When acid travels to your throat, it could make your throat swollen and cause mucus to stick to it.  Also Read - Signs of An Obstetric Emergency



Red Bell Pepper

Red Peppers: Red peppers are a great sources of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate and carotenoids. Eating red peppers may help improve eyesight (especially night vision), burn more calories, reduce bloating and prevent hypertension.


Radishes: This is another red vegetable that you should include in your diet. Radishes are high in Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K as well as potassium and phosphorous, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese. Some these nutrients play a key role in keeping your immune system and nervous system up and running. Eating radish may help reduce exhaustion, protect cells against oxidizing stress and even prevent certain cancers.  Also Read - IMD Issues Yellow Alert In Delhi And Delhi-NCR: 6 Health Problems You Should Be Aware Of