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Colors to Eat for Optimum Health

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Colors to Eat for Optimum Health

By Veronica Peterson, Editor, Care2 Healthy and Green Living

Want flawless skin, healthy bones, a youthful attitude and a mind like a steel trap? Say “bon voyage” to store bought vitamins–the answer may well be found in your fridge. “People may not realize a colorful diet is actually a heart-healthy and cancer-preventative diet,” says James Joseph, a neuroscientist and director of the Neuroscience Lab at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in a recent article. “Healthy arteries not only mean a healthy cardiovascular system but healthy gray matter as well. What’s good for your heart is also good for your brain.”

(tomatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, red apples, chilis)

These fruits contain the phytochemical lycopene, which helps rid the body of free radicals that cause damage to the genes. Lycopene has been found to protect against prostate and breast cancer and may prevent heart and lung disease

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Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.


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9:44AM PDT on May 9, 2010

thanks for this post very informative.

9:56PM PST on Feb 1, 2010

This should be the foundation for nutrition in schools

5:15PM PDT on Sep 25, 2009

Fruits and vegetables are key ingredients to our health; in our busy schedules we don't always have the time to prepare our meals so I really like functional drinks/foods. One of them is g3; it's a nice treat on the go and it's full of antioxidants

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10:52AM PDT on Jun 14, 2009


2:41PM PDT on Apr 30, 2009

You're right Milan K.! "Modern Food" is filled with so many things our bodies were never designed to eat. It really helps to read labels and go by the "if your can't pronounce it, don't eat it" motto. Good Luck!

11:18AM PDT on Apr 30, 2009

To Joan S. you are so right with "Simply Orange" juice. I love it!! I cannot drink orange juice from concentrate because it gives me heart burn. The same brand makes a lemonade and a limeade, not from concentrate!! I try my best to avoid processed foods and drinks. You can feel a difference in your body when you eat healthy, more energy and a better attitude!!

6:37AM PDT on Apr 30, 2009

I live in Illinois and I try to eat as much organics and home made as possible. There is one orange juice in the stores that is not from concentrate. It is called "Simply Orange". It is a bit more expensive but it is there for those with no time to squeeze they're own.

6:18AM PDT on Apr 30, 2009

Shouldn't that be steel trap?

4:11PM PDT on Apr 29, 2009

Very informative.

2:50PM PDT on Apr 29, 2009

there is too much colouring in our daily meals colours which are artificle colourings they are not nautral flavours in our foods in america there are people which eat twenty times more then what we do but there are people in u.k which quite alot of junk food the main cause of it is the fast food chain through the world more and more people are eating out the indoors.

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I like Beans. I didn't see it listed, but I love TVP. Not too keen on most of the other stuff.

good informations-thank you

Thank you, these all sound great!


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