We grew up listening to the age old quote ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Can the same be said for other red foods? Oh yes! Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, watermelon, tomatoes, and beets are packed with healthy powers!

Many red fruits and veggies are loaded with powerful, healthy antioxidants that may do everything from fight heart disease and prostate cancer to decrease the risk for stroke and macular degeneration.

Here is a list of a few reds that rule:

Strawberries

Strawberries
“They are a good source of folate, which helps heart health and is helpful for women in their childbearing years..Folic acid is known to decrease the risk of certain birth defects called neural tube defects. Strawberries are also a good source of the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C.

Cherries
cherry
Cherries are high in fiber because of their skin. They are also rich in vitamin C as well as potassium, which can help maintain a lower blood pressure.

Cranberries
cranberries
Cranberries have been shown to cause the death of cancer cells and that’s not even all, these tiny berries are full of magical healing powers. Cranberries also can stop bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls and may even prevent H pylori, the bacteria responsible for many stomach ulcers, from sticking to the stomach walls and causing ulcers.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, which is strongly connected with prostate cancer protection. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium and vitamin C.

Raspberries
raspberries
Raspberries are high in fiber, which we know helps lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad’cholesterol.

Watermelon
Watermelon-
Watermelon decreases the risk for certain cancers and heart diseases.It also improves blood vessel function and lowers stroke risk.

Red Pepper
red
Red pepper is a phenomenal source of vitamin A, which helps with skin, bones, and teeth.

Beets
beetroot
Another powerful antioxidant and can be used to cleanse and achieve beautiful skin!