I am officially back in New York, and I am SLAMMED with work. Good thing chlorophyll keeps me grounded! Are you having a good week so far?
Driving back up the coast to New York from South Carolina I was really inspired by colors. There was a huge rainstorm that passed in and out, but then it would get very sunny and light up all these beautiful flowers and green trees. I love color! If you peeked into my closet you would see an abundance of brightly colored pieces- though of course, I have my share of black too! (I do live in Manhattan after all ). I wrote another piece on color a while back- check it out HERE.
As color applies to food, when our food is naturally colorful the greater the abundance of antioxidants, life force, minerals and vitamins. Have you ever noticed how so much processed food, such as french fries, turkey sandwiches, chicken burritos and the like are ugly tan and pasty brown colors?? Or maybe artificial neon colors are more disarming- like the bright red of the processed, canned tomato sauce on a slice of Pizza Hut pizza or the more orange than orange Dorrito. Either way- it certainly is scary!!
Here are some examples of our true Rainbow of Health Foods:
RED: Contains Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant
Examples: Tomatoes, watermelon, guava
ORANGE: Contains Beta-carotene, which supports the immune system and is a powerful antioxidant
Examples: carrots, yams, mangoes, pumpkins
YELLOW- ORANGE: Vitamin C, flavonoids which help us detoxify of harmful substances
Examples: Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, papayas, peaches
GREEN: Folate, which build healthy cells and genetic material. Also contains chlorophyll and a broad range of vitamins and minerals
Examples: Kale, spinach, collard greens, cilantro, parsley, etc.
GREEN-WHITE: Contains indoles and lutein- which help eliminate excess estrogen and carcinogens
Examples: Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower
WHITE-GREEN: Contains allyl sulfides- which destroy cancer cells, reduce cell division, and support immune systems
Examples: Onions, garlic, chives, asparagus
BLUE: Contains anthocyanins, which are powerful free-radical scavengers
PURPLE: Contains Resveratrol- a strong anti-aging antioxidant
I’ll write more soon! Have a beautiful, colorful day!