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Healthy Ageing and Nutritious Colours: Check These Insights Curated by One of the Leading Retirement Communities in India

October 11, 2021


Categories : Senior Health Tips


As you grow old, one fun way to make mealtimes interesting is to add different colours to your plate every day. “Eating the rainbow”  is a great way to brighten up your plate and add different essential nutrients to your diet. As one of the leading retirement communities in India, we have curated a list of healthy foods on the basis of colour: 


Shades of nutrition:  curated by one of the leading retirement communities in India  


1. Red: Known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, red fruits and vegetables are great for heart health. We all have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, when it comes to red fruits and vegetables, your options are not just limited to apples.


 Give your diet a nutritional punch with the following red fruits and vegetables:


  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Watermelon
  • Beetroot
  • Red grapes
  • Red pepper 
  • Strawberries

2. Yellow and orange: Many orange and yellow fruits and vegetables get their colour from the antioxidant beta-carotene which can reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration. Also, many orange and yellow coloured fruits and vegetables may enhance immune cell function. There is good evidence to suggest that fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. 


Give these orange and yellow fruits and vegetables a shot : 


  • Sweet melons
  • Mangoes
  • Grapefruits
  • Peaches
  • Pineapples
  • Carrots
  • Yellow pepper
  • Corn

3. Green: Leafy green vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre, they offer numerous health benefits including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Green fruits and vegetables improve eye health, promote healthy bones, and support the immune system


Green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach are high in calcium, an important mineral that promotes healthy bones. As the risk of bone-related diseases increases with age, adding these green vegetables to your daily diet can reduce the risk of fracture. 


Here are some more green fruits and vegetables to add to your meals: 

  • Cabbage
  • Cucumbers
  • Kiwis
  • Limes
  • Capsicum 
  • Zucchinis 

4. Purple and blue: Rich in lycopene, flavonoids, and vitamins D & K, purple and blue vegetables and fruits lower the risk of heart disease. To add purple and blue colours to your diet, include the following fruits and vegetables: 


  • Blueberries
  • Raisins
  • Purple cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Plums 

For seniors in our retirement communities in India, mealtimes are an opportunity to enjoy nutritious meals while socialising with other residents. We offer our residents healthy and nutritious meal options to ensure that they get the right nourishment. While the menu is decided by expert nutritionists, the meals are prepared by our expert chefs. 


To know more about our retirement homes in India and the services offered, call us at +91 8884555554.


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