eat in color: red, white + blue

our eat in color series continues with red, white and blue foods! it’s a fun way to be patriotic and be good to your health.  and it’s all meatless too. which ones do you like?

savor

grilled summer vegetable platter via southern living (w/ tomatoes and red bell peppers)

vegetarian philly cheese steaks via chocolate for basil (includes onions and garlic)

quinoa salad with roasted garlic and tomatoes via cooking light

sweet

vegan lemon berry icebox tart via the earthen table

vegan berry icebox tart via the earthern table (includes blueberries, cherries, strawberries)

sip

red white and blue mocktail via the merry thought

red white and blue mocktail via the merry thought (includes raspberries and blueberries)

 

check out some healthy tidbits on red, white and blue foods via equinox and wellness today:

red  red fruits and veggies contain antioxidants that contribute to heart health and also help prevent certain cancers; the lycopene in tomatoes has been linked to prostate cancer prevention, specifically.  examples of red foods include; cranberries, red bell peppers, radish, tomatoes, apples, cherries, pomegranates, raspberries  (also beets, cayenne pepper, guava, red grapefruit, strawberries, rhubarb, watermelon)

white – white natural foods have a wide range of beneficial nutrients, such as anthoxanthins, sulfur, and quercetin. These substances boost the immune system because they are anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory, which helps the body fight infections.  examples of white foods include garlic, onions, cauliflower, and daikon radish.

blue/purple these deep, dark choices protect cells from damage and stave off cancer, heart disease, and have anti-aging, brain-boosting properties.  examples of blue and purple foods include; eggplant, purple cabbage, purple kale, purple cauliflower, purple potatoes, purple carrots, prunes, raisins (also blackberries, blueberries, concord grapes, figs, purple onions)


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