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Red – The Color of Health

2017/07/30

The very color red brings to your mind various associations such as death, danger, vitality and much more. Now here is one more word that you can associate with red and that is ‘health’.

Red fruits and vegetables are highly nutritious food items and they can even save you from life threatening diseases like cancer- now doesn’t that sound interesting?



Nutrients such as lycopene, hesperidin and ellagic acid in red fruits and veggies help combat cancer, maintain blood pressure, cholesterol levels and fight various diseases. Lycopene also shields your body from the harmful radiation of the sun. For people who do exercises, lycopene rich foods helps better their body functioning.

Know which red food you should add to your diet to gain more immunity power.

Tomatoes

Rich in vitamin A, C, K and lycopene, tomatoes are at the top slot in the nutritious red food category. The lycopene content in tomatoes, help fighting cancer cells. Tomatoes also help in improving your skin color and texture. It is also a good blood purifier.

Red Bell Peppers



Red Bell Peppers are more nutritious than green chilies. From preventing blood clots to guarding you from heart attacks, red bell peppers are very useful. It can also help you from asthma, cataracts and the deadly cancer. Red bell peppers are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, vitamin K and thiamine.

Strawberries

Here is another red fruit that is healthy for youstrawberries! This vitamin C and manganese rich fruit is vital for proper thyroid functioning and maintaining a balanced blood sugar. The fruit is also rich in dietary fiber and iodine.

Cherries

The low calorie, low fat cherries come next in the red food list. Cherries contain melatonin, which is an antioxidant that regulates your body’s sleep patterns and help prevent memory loss. It can also bring down the pain of arthritis.

There are two kinds of cherriessweet cherries and tart cherries. Though both contain great nutritional elements, tart cherries are rich source of vitamin C and beta carotene. Apart from beta carotene, vitamin C, both the cherries also have magnesium and iron in it.

Other red fruits that are healthy include raspberries, watermelons, guava and pink grapefruit. So, however colorful your food maybe, include red fruits and veggies for a more nutritious and complete diet.






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