There are a lot of good reasons to eat these foods!
I’ve written before about the health benefits of eating a variety of plant foods with a lot of pigment, like the vibrant reds, purples, oranges, and yellows found in fresh produce aisles, farmers’ markets, and backyard gardens. It turns out that white-fleshed fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, onions, cucumbers, cauliflower, and bananas may also have health benefits.
Advertisement In particular, white fruit and vegetables are much less likely to cause strokes in people who consume them.
“The risk of stroke was 52 percent lower for people with a high intake of white fruits and vegetables compared to people with a low intake,” the Dutch researchers found after following more than 20,000 adults who did not have any cardiovascular diseases at the start of the study for a total of ten years. There was a 9 percent decrease in the risk of stroke for every 25 grams of white fruits and vegetables consumed daily. A typical apple weighs 120 grams. Potatoes were categorized as starches in the study, not vegetables.)
Naturally, the researchers caution against interpreting their data with haste. They claim that their findings are preliminary and represent correlation rather than causality. People who consume a lot of apples, pears, and onions may experience additional benefits, such as a healthier lifestyle and diet.
Our red- and white-fleshed garden onions are safe in the cellar, and apple season has begun in central New Hampshire.
It is simple to tuck away a couple of servings of white vegetables each day because the onions and local apples will last all winter. The majority of supermarkets carry cucumbers, cauliflower, and bananas year-round for those looking for more variety.
Recipes that are easy to make and go with everything Try slicing apples and/or pears, poaching them in a little water in a skillet until they are soft, and then sprinkle them with a little cinnamon before serving them as a side dish.