Eating by color is the perfect way to lead a healthier and more energetic life. It is not only important to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day but also to get a wide range of colors in our diets. Different colored fruit or vegetable groups contain different chemicals which are thought to fight off some types of cancer, while the wide range of vitamins found in the separate color categories each have individual health benefits such as protecting eye sight or boosting the immune system.
Red foods include lycopene and anthocyanins which help maintain a healthy heart; and orange and yellow foods are rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, which can aid vision and boost the immune system. Green foods such as limes and broccoli contain phytochemicals for strong bones and teeth; while blue and purple foods have anthocyanins and phenolics to promote healthy aging and memory function.
This essential book provides fun and interesting ways to help make eating by color for health not only possible but easy for everyone. A detailed introduction gives more information on the rainbow diet and the vital importance of eating according to color. The book is divided into four separate color sections--red, orange/yellow, green and blue/purple--making it clear which fruit and vegetables come into which health category, and each chapter opens with an explanation of that colour and the specific associated health benefits.
The tasty range of 50 juices and smoothies, soups, appetizers, main courses and desserts mean that every course of a meal can be packed with healthy goodness. Illustrated with 250 beautiful photographs, the book in itself is a treat for the eyes.
Practical step-by-step instructions mean that the recipes are easy to follow, and each recipe also includes useful nutritional notes. This enticing new cookbook is the ideal way to improve your health and lifestyle.