Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Red Food!

     Fruits and vegetable are rich in important vitamins, minerals, fibers, and other nutrients. Including antioxidant, which are known to prevent cancers and help you protect against heart disease and stroke. The more colorful they are, the more they are likely to be richer in Phytochemicals. These are pigment substance that give fruit and vegetable their bright colors. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors give your body a wide range of nutrients!
     Red fruits and vegetables are colored by natural plant pigments called "lycopene" and "anthocyanin". Lycopene can be found in watermelons, tomatoes, and pink grapefruits. Anthocyanin can be found in strawberries, raspberries, and red grapes. the examples of red foods are :
Dragon Fruit / Pitaya
- ) Pitaya
     or commonly known as Dragon Fruit, are rich in fiber and minerals, notably phosporus and calcium. a low calorie fruit. the red-skinned pitaya are also a good source of vitamin C
-) Pomegranates
    with it's distinctive crown and many seeds and pulpy ruby red arils like jewel, it's a fruit that packed with a punch of antioxidants and vitamins. pomegranates are known to have a lots of health benefit such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain type of cancer.
-) Red Spinach
Red Spinach
    Amaranth leaves, or simply red spinach, it's basically used to overcome anemia, dysentery, ambien, fever, and reinforced breast feeding and strengthen your body immune system. Contain high antioxidant that can prevent early aging.
-) Rhubarb
    Is a relative of buck-wheat and has an earthy, sourflavour. This vegetable is rarely eaten raw and is unbearably tart on it's own. Sugar, honey, and fruit juice can be added for it's sweetness to balance out the acidity. Rhubarb is commonly used for pies and therefore gets it's nickname "pie plant".
Warning : eating the rhubarb leaves can be poisonous.

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