Monday, 7 October 2013

colour your diet - Red Colour for heart health -8th

Red Colour for heart health

What they contain: A powerful antioxidant called lycopene and anthocyanins. Also vitamins A and C.
Why you should eat more: Lycopene can protect your skin from sun damage and cuts your risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer. Some studies show it eases asthma. They also greatly benefits the circulatory system by helping build healthy cell walls. This improves blood pressure, organ function, and circulation.

Examples of red foods include tomatoes, watermelon, beets, and red bell peppers. 

Fruits like pomegranate,strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and cherries.
Try: Sipping soup or juice made with tomato, beet,watermelon. Add pomegranate to salads, poha, upma or cornflakes, oats.

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