February 2nd: Day 21 – Taste the Rainbow

And I don’t mean skittles… although skittles are vegan! Here are many reasons why you should include as many different colours in every meal you prepare. 

Red means rich in lycopean (powerhouse against cancer)

- strawberries, tomatoes, apples cherries, red grapes, raspberries, watermelons, red peppers

Orange means rich in beta-carotene (Vitamin A – good for the eyes)

- carrots, orange peppers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, yams

Yellow means rich in carotenoids and lutein (helpful for the eyes and prevents cancer)

- cantaloupes, corn, summer squash, yellow beans, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, nectarines, papayas

Green means rich in lutein and zeaxanthin (good for the eyes, bones and teeth – also anticancer) 

- dark green vegetables, celery, honeydew melons, kiwi

Blue and purple means rich in flavonoids (good for the brain, memory and cardiovascular health when aging) 

- blueberries, red cabbage, concord grapes, eggplant, raisins

White means rich in Allicin and Selenium (for the heart and cancer preventer)

- bananas, brown pears, cauliflower, garlic, mushrooms, light potatoes

And if I can’t convince you to ‘eat the rainbow’ (information from True Food) maybe Oprah can..

http://www.oprah.com/health/Eat-the-Rainbow

Skittles resource: 

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2010/12/30/new-formulation-skittles-are-gelatin-free-starbursts-gummibursts-contain-non-kosher-gelatins/

 

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