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Onions, cauliflower, leeks, parsnips, turnips, jicama and garlic contain ally sulfides and serve as antioxidants. The Texas 1015 onion is rich in quercetin, an antioxidant which helps boost the immune system and prevent upper respiratory infections.
Colorful fruits and vegetables in these groups provide essential vitamins A, C and folate; some carbohydrates and fiber, and the electrolyte potassium. They also contain phytochemicals or nonnutritive plant chemicals that protect humans against disease. Phytochemicals are different from essential nutrients because the body does not need them to function.
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables in the colors red, yellow/orange, green, blue/purple and white are critical to promoting good health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the International Institute of Food Technology.
zucchini squash, artichokes, dark leafy greens, spinach, lettuce, green chili, jalapeo or Serrano peppers, cucumbers, asparagus, avocados, green beans, green peas, green onions and celery. Green fruits containing lutein include green apples, green grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi and limes. Lutein works with another chemical, zeaxanthin, found in corn, red peppers, oranges, grapes and egg yolks to help keep eyes healthy by reducing the risk of cataracts and age related macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness if untreated.
In addition to the red group, anthocyanins are found in the blue/purple fruits and Omega Speedmaster On Hand
vegetables eggplant, blueberries, blackberries, plums, figs, prunes, purple grapes and raisins. Studies have shown that eating more blueberries is linked with improved memory function and healthy aging.
Colorful fruits and vegetables make a healthy difference
Scientific research has shown that specific nutritional components in fruits and vegetables do have health benefits, and people eating even small amounts are more likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, other cardiovascular problems and certain cancers.
Vitamin A helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Scientists have also reported that carotenoid rich foods Omega Seamaster 30 Vintage can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and can improve immune system function. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which aids in wound healing, and folate which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
red apples, cherries, cranberries, red peppers, red potatoes, radishes, beets and red cabbage contain anthocyanins which act as powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage. Antioxidants are linked with keeping our hearts healthy.
Instead, phytochemicals have roles as antioxidants to protect our bodies against oxidative damage and to reduce our risk to certain cancers. They can interfere with cell duplication and thus prevent cancer cells from increasing. They also help the body to fight bacteria or have an anti bacterial effect. Phytochemicals attach to the cell wall so harmful bacteria can't attach themselves to human cell walls.
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Orange/yellow fruits and vegetables are usually colored by natural plant pigments called "carotenoids." Beta carotene found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, yellow peppers, butternut, winter or summer yellow squash, rutabagas, yellow tomatoes, sweet corn and fruits apricots, cantaloupe, yellow apples, mangoes, Texas peaches, papayas, pineapple, pears, persimmons and yellow watermelon is converted to vitamin A.
Red fruits and vegetables are colored by natural plant pigments called "lycopene" or "anthocyanins." Lycopene is found in tomatoes, watermelon and Texas pink grapefruit, and may help reduce the risk of several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.
Lycopene in foods containing cooked tomatoes, such as spaghetti sauce, and a small amount of fat are absorbed better than lycopene from raw tomatoes. Strawberries, raspberries, pomegranates, red grapes, acai, rhubarb, Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon
The natural plant pigment in green fruits and vegetables is called "chlorophyll."
White fruits and vegetables are colored by pigments called "anthoxanthins." They may contain health promoting chemicals such as allicin, which may help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and may help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as stomach cancer.
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