By Maureen Ojunga

White foods

White foods contain important phytochemicals called anthoxanthins (or flavonols). The most common anthoxanthins is quercetin, which is found in onions and shallots.

These may lower the risk of heart disease and block the release of histamine, helping to ease the symptoms of allergies like hay fever. Garlic contains an antioxidant called allicin that has been found to act as a natural antibiotic and may help to reduce blood pressure.

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Examples of white foods:

Cauliflower

Mushrooms

Garlic

Onions

Potatoes

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