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Friday, November 30, 2012

Food, their colours and health improvement.

Each colour has its own healing effect.
Red will decrease blood pressure and strengthens the joint tissue.
Orange and Yellow improve eyesight and combats harmful free radicals
Blue and Purple encourage health digestion and reduces inflammations.
Green lowers the risks of cancer and activates immune system.

Red- Foods that are red in color help improve circulation. Promotes prostate health and DNA health, Protects heart.An easy way to remember this is that red foods create heat, like fire that heats up in your body, from your head to your feet. In Chinese medicine they call this “yang” energy. Red foods to add to your diet today include: tomatoes, red cabbage, cherries, red bell peppers, hot peppers, cranberries, watermelon and radishes.
Orange- Foods that have a bright orange color are good to ease pains, and cramping. They also have the ability to strengthen the lungs in a polluted environment. Known to promote vitality and mental clarity they open you up to expansiveness. Also a good source of powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene (the compound responsible for the orange hue) that specifically help protect the eyes from cellular damage. Orange foods to include  in your diet today are: oranges, carrots, apricots, pumpkin, sesame and pumpkin seeds.
Yellow- The stimulating color of yellow foods is indicative of its effects on the nervous system. Yellow foods are a great choice in the morning because they can help you get going faster. Yellow foods are known to strengthen nerves, support proper digestion and ease irregularity. Add these foods to your breakfast menu: lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, apple, peach, banana, papaya, mango, yellow squash and corn.
Green- A natural cleanser! Green foods are packed with phyto-nutrients including chlorophyll which helps oxygenate the blood. Nutrient-dense natural tranquilizers and blood cleansers, green foods also provide anti-bacterial properties. Add these green foods to your diet today: all leafy green vegetables (romaine lettuce, kale, collards) sprouts, wheatgrass and avocado.
Blue/Purple- These foods are not only attractive, they also contain a unique class of antioxidants called Anthocyanins which give these dark foods their rich color. Known to help alleviate headaches, and support optimal mental functions. In Chinese medicine these foods are said to have “yin” energy as they cool the spirit. Add these foods to your diet today: blueberries, plum, grapes, purple cabbage, eggplant, and potatoes.

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