Hi everyone!  While the state of Maryland is under a state of emergency due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it is so important to eat for health and disease prevention!  Did you know that food can help prevent and reverse disease?  What we consume impacts our bodies on a molecular, cellular level!   Take a look a this great chart, listed below, created by Michelle Dudley, the founding teacher of Crossroads Healthy Eating Program.

Color Examples Benefits
Red Beets, Cherries, Tomatoes

Strengthen blood 

Keep heart healthy

Lower blood pressure

Green Kale, Collards, Broccoli 

Support lungs & liver 

Keep cells healthy 


Purple/Blue Berries, Grapes, Plums 

Promote healthy aging

Improve memory 

Antioxidants to

reduce health problems

Orange/Yellow Carrots, Squash, Sweet Potato

Contain Vitamins A, B, C Anti-inflammatory

 Support eyesight & skin

Boost immune function

White Garlic, Onion, Bok Choy 

Support bone health

 Clean cells 

Fight infections