30 December 2010

Colours of Health- Anti-oxidants

The secret of youthful skin, sharp memory and disease prevention is from Anti-oxidants in your diet. These compounds reduce cellular damage and prevent hardening of arteries that can lead to heart disease, stroke and even memory loss. Every coloured vegetable or fruit signifies a different class of nutrients and each of them have a unique benefit.
  • Sweet Potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, mangoes, corn and melon contains carotenoids that reduces the risk of developing cancer.
  • Vegetables like spinach, broccoli, lettucce, parsley, coriander leaves and mustard leaves contain lutein, that keeps your vision sharp and clear.
  • Black grapes, jamuns, brinjal, red spinach and beetroot have anthocyanins that prevent tumour from forming and suppress their growth.
  • Tomatoes and watermelon have lycopene that prevents against cancer and heart disease.
  • Cauliflower has cancer fighting property while potatoes have good amount of vitamin C. Usage of Garlic and onion in diet prevents from colon and stomach cancer.
  • Drink Green Tea atleast twice a day and you can prevent ovarian and uterus cancer.

So, mix and match all these colours to get variety in your everyday meals. Try new receipes and try to get maximum antioxidants to be healthy and to make your skin youthful .

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