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Feb 20, 2010 BY Joy McCarthy

6 Colours on Your Plate for Vibrant Health

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I love checking out what people buy at the grocery store when I'm waiting in line - yes, I'm curious as a cat. Most people's grocery carts are not decorated with colour. Unfortunately, I see beige, brown and lots of white. If there is any colour, then most of it comes from the packaging. Don't be fooled! If your plate is beige, white and otherwise boring most days of the week, then your meal needs a serious makeover not just for the sheer superficial potential beauty of food, but for the sake of nutrition. If your plate looks drab, then you may feel drab too. My tip for today is fabulously simple.

Vibrant colour on your plate means vibrant health.

Food that is rich with colour is more often then not rich with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants literally GIVE food their rich colour. Colour your plate with some of the colours below for vibrant health!

YELLOW & ORANGE

quercetin , and hesperidin and that's not all. These nutrients lower allergies, blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol levels, reduce tumor growth and support join tissue, especially in people with arthritis and keep your lungs healthy.

GET SOME: Raspberries, strawberries, radishes, apples, bell peppers, beets, tomatoes, watermelon, grapes

GREEN

French paradox ), vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and of my faves, quercetin. These nutrients support eye health, lower cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve mineral absorption, lower inflammation, reduce tumor growth and limit the activity of cancer cells. You need to get some of these in your diet!

GET SOME: Eggplant, grapes, plums, blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates, cabbage

Feb 20, 2010 BY Joy McCarthy
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