Green, orange, and red produce is so good for your health. Try these recipes today!
April 24, 2013
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If you’re looking for an easy way to optimize your diet, go for color. Fruits and veggies of all shades contain phytonutrientsplant compounds that work together to protect your health.
"These phytonutrients include antioxidants like carotenoids and anthocyanins that give produce its color and may play a role in preventing age-related diseases like cancer and heart disease," explains Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, associate professor at Tufts University.
Discover what eating more green, orange, and red can do for you, and recipes that make the most of these brilliant bites.
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Feel great with green
Most green fruits and vegetables are loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that protect against eye diseases and may lower your risk of heart disease and skin cancer. Leafy greens are also a great source of energy-boosting folate.
Herb Garden Salad
Ingredients: Eggs, kosher
salt, asparagus, sugar-snap peas, garlic clove, lemon zest,
lemon juice white-wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, black pepper, watercress, flat-leaf parsley, mint leaves