Anyone who is into healthy living understands that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is crucial to optimal body function. As a cancer survivor and as someone who makes it her life’s mission to avoid a reoccurrence and consume every possible anti-cancer food known to mankind, I make it a point to have a very colorful diet. What does that mean? Well I try to incorporate red, green, yellow, neutral and blue-ish/purple foods into my diet every day!
Red foods such as beets, berries, apples, peppers and tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant known to decrease certain cancer risks, reduce the risk of heart diseases and help memory and urinary tract function. Who wouldn’t want to eat these every day?
Purple and blue foods like blueberries (which I eat every day!), blackberries, cabbage and eggplant contain resveratrol, which is known to reduce the risk of certain cancers and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. I use purple cabbage in my salads and my NutriBlasts.
Yellow and orange foods such as carrots, peppers, yellow tomatoes, squash and mango contain carotenoids. These are crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system. I often add carrots to my NutriBlasts.
Green veggies and fruit contain chlorophyll. Long list here, but my favorites are kiwi, cucumbers, broccoli, sprouts, kale and spinach. The list of benefits is long, but includes strengthening teeth and bones, fortifying the immune system, alkalizing the body, and helping to reduce the risks of certain cancers.
Neutral colored foods work wonders, too, like mushrooms, ginger, turnips, garlic, and coconut. These are actually my personnel favorite because of the benefits in reducing cancer risk. These foods contain Allicin which can inhibit tumor growth. Also contains Anthoxanthins which aid in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
I use my NutriBullet to combine the foods from every color group and have been reaping the benefits ever since. It has now been 2 ½ years since I began using my NutriBullet to consume my fruits and vegetables. The NutriBullet is a great resource for helping people consume nutritious foods, especially those who do not have time to make sure they are eating healthy every day (that's most of us!)