Saturday, June 29, 2013

Health Foods In Living Color

I'm not a vegetarian or vegan, but I believe vegetables, fruits, berries, nuts, legumes and seeds should be the main part of our diet. Humans are omnivores and need a variety of foods. Make no mistake, if we were wild animals we would be scavengers able to eat anything at least once!

It seems that the latest healthy buzzword is ANTIOXIDANT. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals which damage cells. Up until now antioxidant research has been done in laboratories in test tubes. Research has now shifted to humans and the results far exceed the laboratory. Scientists want to find out what really happens when you consume the phytochemical foods that are high in antioxidants.  The hope is that scientists can actually tell you if your food with phytochemicals is converting your food into cancer-fighting compounds.

Here  you can find how color identifies the antioxidant. More information can be found here. Color identifies the power behind your fruits and vegetables and berries. So now you start to get the idea of what must be in your shopping cart. So now you should know where your nutrition and diet to a healthy lifestyle come from. So now you can start to plan your healthy nutrition made easy!

In the new world nutrition you need to consume over 7 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit each day, in my opinion.