Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Eat a Rainbow Fruits and Vegetables

Eat a Rainbow Fruits and Vegetables

Are known to all the great health benefits resulting from the use of fruits and vegetables daily. The anti-oxidant and protective action is not carried out only vitamins and minerals but also other components such as phytochemicals, which are active from a biological standpoint, all oriented to inhibit oxidative processes.

Consuming fruits and vegetables is a reduction of oxidative stress and protecting body from the formation of free radicals and the forming onset of diseases such as cancer diseases, cardiovascular diseases, degenerative diseases of the nervous system and skin aging.

Yellow Orange: oranges, peaches, apricots, yellow apples, carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkin, etc.
The Yellow Orange because of the flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system of the body.

White: cauliflower, onions, fennel, garlic, nuts etc.
The polyphenols for White, allicin (an antioxidant present in garlic and onion) and selenium in mushrooms used in the defense mechanisms of the formation of free radicals. Adjust so the level of cholesterol and hold from cardiovascular disease. They are also connected to a lower incidence of some cancers

Violet Blue: berry, eggplant, figs, red grapes, etc.
The Blue Violet for anthocyanins and polyphenols reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer because it has an antioxidant action.

Red : radishes, tomatoes, peppers, red apples, cherries, strawberries, watermelons, etc.
The Red for lycopene and anthocyanins protects cells from damage associated with free radical formation and in particular the prostate from cancer.

Green : basil, parsley, lettuce, asparagus, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, green apple, kiwi fruit, white grape, etc.
The green chlorophyll and carotenoids, especially lutein and polyphenols is essential to strengthen the blood vessels, teeth and bones.

 In order to give body the right amount of phytochemical agents is recommended the consumption of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, belonging to different colors per day. With these habits and an active lifestyle you can ensure global welfare by reducing the risk of cancer.

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