Colour Me Healthy
An easy to follow guide to disease prevention
Included in the red group are tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon. These fruits contain the phytonutrient lycopene, which may prevent heart disease, lung disease and prostate Cancer.
Grapes, red wine, grape juice, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and red apples are part of the red/purple group. These foods contain antho-blood-clot formation.
Included in the orange group are carrots, mangoes, apricots, cantaloupes, pumpkin, acom squash and sweet potatoes. All high in alpha and betacarotene, these foods may prevent cancer by blocking cell damage caused by oxidation.
This group targets the prevention of heart disease and includes the nutrient beta cryptothanxin. Included in the orange/yellow group os orange juice, papayas, tangerines, peaches and nectarines.
Here's the group that includes spinach, mustard greens, tumips, collard greens, yellow com, green peas, avocado and honeydew melon. Because these are the whole foods that contain lutein and zeaxanthin which target the eyes, they may help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
This group includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage and kale. These foods contain sulforaphanes, isothiocyanates and indoles which speed up the action of enzymes that break down carcinogens in the body.
White wine, garlic, onions, celery, pears and chives are rich in flavonoids. Plants in the onion family also contain allicin, which appears to deter the growth of tumors.
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