Monday, June 27, 2011

The Nutrition Rainbow

Ehsan Pokcikku Uncle Google

 Pigments that gives fruits and vegetables their bright colors represent a variety of protective compounds.

Colour : Red
Foods : tomatoes & tomatoes product, watermelon, guava
Colourful protective substances and possible actions : - lycopene : antioxidant > cut prostate cancer risk

Colour : Orange
Foods : Carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, mangos, pumpkin
Colourful protective substances and possible actions : - beta-carotene : support imune system > powerful antioxidant

Colour : Yellow-orange
Foods : oranges, lemons, grapefruits, papayas, peaches
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :- vitamin C, flavonoids : inhibit tumor cell growth, detoxity harmful substances

Colour : Green
Foods : Spinach, kale, collards, another greens
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :
- Folate : builds healthy cells and genetic material

Colour : Green-white
Foods : broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :
- Indoles, lutein : eliminate excess estrogen and carcinogens

Colour : White-green
Foods : garlic, onions, chives, asparagus
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :- allyl sulfides : destroy cancer cells, reduce 
cell division, support immune systems

Colour : Blue
Foods : blueberries, purple grapes, plums
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :
- anthocyanins : destroy free radicals

Colour : Red-purple
Foods : grapes, berries, plums
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :- resveratrol : may decrease estrogen production

Colour : Brown
Foods : whole grain, legumes
Colourful protective substances and possible actions :- fiber : carcinogen removal

Source : Neoplasia 
Issue 01/2011

6 comments:

redza said...

banyakkan mkn sayur2 dan buah..baik utk kesihatan

mencegah lebih baik dr mengubati

Zack Zachoes said...

info yg bagus :)

Sue said...

redza, ha la...jangan dok makan fast food aje...

Sue said...

Zack, harap dapat memberi manafaat

kokser kokdam said...

woooo.. lame x blogging... akak sihat..?

eheee

Sue said...

ohhhh ostat...
AKAK sehat...terlebih2 sehat...
* panggil cheq sue jah eh... waso mudo sket
hummmm..........