Most of us have been encouraged to eat healthy foods and told to choose colorful foods - the deep greens of broccoli or spinach or the bright red of a pepper or tomato. New research, however, is encouraging people to add pale produce to their diet. A Dutch study of more than 20,000 men and women over ten years found that those who ate the most white-fleshed vegetables and fruits had a 52% lower risk of stroke than those who chose only the more colorful foods. These white-fleshed items included cauliflower, cucumbers, apples, banans and pears with pears and apples being the most common choices in the "white group". The researchers believe that quercetin, a plant chemical, in the white-fleshed fruits and veggies causes the benefit. Choosing healthy foods including the white-fleshed ones can be reinforced with the use of hypnotherapy.