Friday, November 21, 2008
Eat Colours For Good Health
Look out for foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green, orange and yellow – they contain carotenoids and anthocyanins, which have health-enhancing nutrients to protect against heart disease and cancer. These foods are rich in antioxidants and help prevent cell damage and reduce the risk of degenerative diseases.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale are good sources of calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
Tomatoes, cranberries and pomegranates are beneficial sources of anthocyanins and lycopene which are possible deterrents to heart disease and cancers of the prostate, cervix and gastrointestinal tract.
Squash, carrots and sweet potatoes are great sources of antioxidants that can promote healthy lungs and fight off squamous cell carcinoma.
Eggplant, blueberries, strawberries and cherries help lower your risk of heart disease by boosting the liver to absorb extra cholesterol as well as improve memory.