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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

THE COLORS that make healthy

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Are you sure what you're eating all this makes your body healthy? Apparently there is a powerful way to guarantee the supply of nutrients the body. Simply playing with the colors of fresh fruits and vegetables you consume. How the colors that make healthy?
It is interesting to see the color red, orange, yellow, green or purple in fruits and vegetables. Not to mention the taste fresh and sweet. Apparently the colors on the color of food is not only unique but contains a number of nutrients. By eating colorful foods you can avoid many diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, brittle bones, and others. 

Here are tips to know the properties of color in foods as reported by "Psychology Today":
RED Fruits with a light red color, such as tomatoes, red guava and papaya contain lycopene, which is a red pigment and nutrients. Numerous studies have found that these substances can prevent various types of cancer such as porstat, stomach and lungs. As an antioxidant, lycopene protects cell structures and DNA from free-radical effects of small particles that damage cells and made tumor cells grow. Even from a study in Nutrition and Cancer detected that lycopene is better than two other antioxidants, alpha and beta-caroten in inhibiting cancer cells in the urinary tract, chest and lungs.

ORANGE carrots, mangoes, apricots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes contain machete cryptoxanthin and beta carotene. Two of these substances to reduce the risk of various mental and physical. For example, cryptoxanthin protect joint pain and cancer. While beta caroten keep memories remain sharp. In the 2005 study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, cryptoxanthin protect from rheumatic disorders, and reduce the risk of lung cancer.

GREEN spinach, lettuce and other leafy vegetables to protect your eyes and heart in addition to other body parts. Lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients found in these vegetables, protect us by reducing the risk of cataract blindness in old age. For three servings of green vegetables you eat per day, can reduce heart disease up to 11%. This is what was found in a study published the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Green leafy vegetables also contain vitamins A and C which helps the body from the formation of cholesterol.

PURPLE purplish red color from a variety of berries, beets and purple cabbage comes from anthocyanins. These substances prevent the growth of tumors and is the protector of pain from bone pain and protect against heart disease. Also in patients with cancer who were treated, berry fruit is very helpful. In a research carrying berries help the process of chemotherapy in the destruction of cancerous cells and against the poison contained in anti-cancer pills.

CHOCOLATE although not clearly be classified as fruit or vegetables, legumes play an important role in healthy diets. Lentils beans, black beans or chickpeas are a good source of folate, a B vitamin that helps protect the arteries by reducing homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that can damage arteries and the formation of scale and more easily, which means reducing heart attacks and strokes. By reducing the content of the blood homocyteine, folate keep blood vessels remain clean.

It was not difficult to start a healthy life with healthy foods. The more different colors of fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs, the more complete nutrition into the body and the body became more fit. Want to Try?



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5 comments:

::. Jiayeen Mimo .:: said...

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admin said...

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Onion said...

nice post :)

Claudia said...

Interesting articles, Fatty!

I wish you all the best

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