Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The color of our diet foods, which should know

According to David Heber, MD, Ph.D., author of What Color is Your Diet? Types of vegetables and fruits consumed determines the success of someone who's running of weight control programs. In addition to health benefits, fruits and vegetables can also prevent cancer.
The main idea of this diet program is that every food has a distinctive color, which symbolizes the nutrition in it. Suspected, more real colors of vegetables and fruits higher nutritional content.

According to Heber, diet color codes are as follows:

• Red. Example: Tomato and Watermelon. Vegetables and fruits known to contain red lycopene, a substance which acts maintain cell health, and can reduce the risk of cancer.

• Orange. Example: Carrot and Mango. Owned orange fruits and vegetables indicate the presence of alpha and beta-carotene content. Two types of these nutrient elements if consumed enough, will be useful inhibits cancer cell growth.

• Yellow. Example: Orange and Papaya. Fruits yellow known to contain vitamin C is good to protect the body cells. It also contains betacryptoxanthin, one of the carotenoid components.

• Green. Example: Vegetables broccoli, cabbage, bok choi, and brussel sprouts. Green color indicates the vegetable content of sulforaphane, isothiocyanates, and indoles, which according to Heber to stimulate the liver to make components that can break down cancer-causing chemicals.

• White-green. Example: garlic, onions, celery, and pears. White foods high in flavonoids that can protect cell membranes.


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