How Colorful Vegetables Benefit Our Health


| 10/6/2014 4:08:00 PM


Tags: Colorful Vegetable, Health Benefits, Add Color To Your Diet, Karen Newcomb,

The Creative Vegetable GardenerIt doesn’t surprise me to learn there are medical benefits when it comes to the color of our vegetables. I love color in the food I prepare for my family and friends. My summer salads are always vibrant with different colored tomatoes, cucumbers, grated carrots and zucchini, sliced olives, colored bell peppers, grapes and anything else that’s appealing both for taste and the eyes. All nestled on a bed of different lettuces each with its own texture. During winter months I mix up coleslaw with green and red cabbages, add a bit of apple and/or mandarins. I usually buy a bottle of coleslaw dressing, but would love a good recipe from scratch.

Yet, we’ve always heard there’s no real healthy benefit to salads. Wrong.

colorful vegetables | iStockphoto.com/pilipphoto 

Photo: iStockphoto.com/pilipphoto

Let’s talk about the power of color in vegetables and fruits.

Red color is said to promote heart health, lower cancer risks, and protects against memory loss. I’m beginning to think I need more red veggies in my diet. One can only claim a “senior moment” just so many times.

andrewfenton
4/5/2016 12:29:09 AM

After the age of 40's, It becomes somewhat difficult to keep body healthy and fit because most of the exercises we usually avoid to do after certain age due to back pain and joint pains. These colourful vegetables are fruitful for getting all the essential nutrients to our body which are especially crucial for elder people. Most of the home health care (http://royalcare.net) provides home cooked meals to seniors that make them fit and energetic .





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