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Eat right with Color

Which color of   food are you eating?

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Foods have colors because they contain phytonutrients , which have special bonds that are capable of absorbing light as well as potentially damaging free radicals. Each colored fruit or vegetable provides a unique benefit to the diet, and there is also evidence of interactions between colors that provide benefits. As a result, the color wheel diet advises the intake of as much color and as many different colors as possible. Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables will ensure a diverse intake of more than 25,000 different phytonutrients.

Here's a handy color-coded food guide.

Raging Red
Significance: Contains lycopene, a reddish pigment and nutrient. This substance protects against a variety of cancers and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Fruits & Vegetables: Red Apples,Cherries,Tomatoes, watermelon, Pink Grapefruit,Beetroot

Crushing Yellow/Orange
Significance: Contains carotenoids, which help with eye health, reduce the risk of some cancers, help prevent heart disease and improve your immune system. Brimming with cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene—two substances that reduce the risk for a variety of mental and physical ailments too.Cryptoxanthin protects against arthritis and cancer, while beta-carotene keeps the mind sharp.
Fruits & Vegetables: Apricot,Mango,papaya,Lemons,Peaches,Pineapples,Yello Peppers,Yellow corn,Carrots,Pumpkins & Sweet potatoes

Giant Green
Significance: Lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients found in these foods, keep us from going blind by reducing the risk of cataracts in old age.Lutein which may prevent macular degeneration, cataracts, heart disease, and cancer.The leafy green vegetables contain folate, an important nutrient for the production and maintenance of new cells. Consuming adequate amounts of folate helps reduce the risk of birth defects for pregnant women. Green foods also serve as a source of vitamins A, C and K, and iron and calcium. It contributes to your daily fiber intake, which can help reduce your cholesterol levels and help you stay full for longer, reducing the want to consume additional calories.
Fruits & Vegetables: Broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts & all leafy vegetables,Green Apples,Artichokes,Avocados,Asparagus,CuCumber,Peas

Significance: Contains a health-promoting chemical known as allicin. Allicin may help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease.
Fruits & Vegetables: Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Caulifower,Turnip,Radish,Musrooms

Significance: This group of foods also gets its color from anthocyanins. The antioxidant power can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases,slows down the aging process, protect blood clots, plus fight inflammation and allergies.
Fruits & Vegetables: Blackberries, Blueberries,Plums ,Purple cabbage ,Eggplant

Forget frantically calculating the relative benefits of bananas, tomatoes, spinach, and kale. Just think in technicolor. The compounds that give fruits and vegetables their color also have unique nutritional properties, so by eating a wide array of colors, you can maximize these benefits. A colorful diet protects your body against a multitude of ailments.
Have Colorful Diet and Enjoy Life.

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