Regular readers may remember that we wrote in the spring about the importance of working fruits and veggies of all colors into our eating routines. Today, we’ve got a reminder, via reporting
on a Dutch study, that white counts as a color.
It may not be as flashy as orange, red or green, but white-fleshed fruits and veggies, such as apples, pears, bananas and cucumbers, have been shown to reduce the risk of stroke. Scientists think that may have something to do with their high fiber content, and their high concentrations of an antioxidant flavonoid called quercetin.
Sounds like that “apple a day” adage wasn’t far off the mark.