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Fuel ur Body with a Naturally Colorful Diet !!!

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by jayana, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. jayana

    jayana Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    When scanning the grocery aisles for healthy produce, focus on color. Plants use color to protect themselves from the evironment; likewise, when we eat plants our bodies receive compounds to prevent disease.

    ** Red (tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit) - contain lycopene which may aid in the prevention of cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease

    ** Yellow, and Orange ( apricots, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potates) - beta-carotene which is believe to prevent cancer and slow the aging process

    ** Dark Green ( broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts) - lutrin which may prevent macular degeneration, cataracts, heart disease, and cancer

    ** Blue, Dark Red, and Purple ( blueberries, raspberries, plums ) - slow the aging process, protect blood clots, plus fight inflammation and allergies.
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  2. kanmani

    kanmani Junior IL'ite

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    To add few more...

    Hi Jayana,

    That was a good piece of information...how different colors of vegetables provide nutrition to avoid different diseases.

    I just want to add a few more that I know...

    Bell Peppers (Capsicum) - whether red, yellow, orange or green are good sources of antioxidants - Vitamin C and Vitamin K, because of the concentration of caratenoids. They help reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases and several cancers.

    Beetroots - the purple-crimson color of betroots are rich in - betacyanin - a powerful cancer fighting agent.

    Green Beans - the green color is rich in caratenoids - that help prevent different varieties of cancer.

    PS:Jayana, did I match up with your coloring idea? :tongue

    Regards,
    Kanmani
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2006
  3. jayana

    jayana Senior IL'ite

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    Did match....

    Hi Kanmani,

    ..Oh yeah...u did add to my coloring matching......

    Glad to know that u liked it...and hope all like it too.......

    Cheers,
    Jay
     

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