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Spice up your summer menu with colours – delicous colours

25 Jul

Power Red
Think: red peppers, tomatoes, watermelon
Why? Fiery foods are high in lycopene, which helps neutralize free radicals that damage our genes.

Go Green
Think: broccoli, collards, lettuce, kale
Why? Verdant foods help inhibit certain types of cancer.

Mellow Yellow
Think: oranges, peaches, pineapples
Why? Yellow and yellow-orange foods contain beta-cryptothanxin, which helps cells communicate and may prevent heart disease.

Orange Sunshine
Think: apricots, carrots, mangoes, summer squash, sweet potatoes
Why? Foods in this color family are high in alpha-carotene, which helps protect against certain types of cancer, or beta-carotene, which supports night vision.

Purple Reigns
Think: beets, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant, grapes
Why? Purple foods contain anthocyanins, which experts believe help protect us against heart disease by preventing blood clots. They may also delay aging.

White Hot
Think: celery, garlic, onions, pears
Why? Antioxidants contained in onions and garlic have antitumor properties. Many other white foods contain flavonoids, which help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Go for it – enjoy freshness while you can

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