Rainbow of Health

Variety of Fruits and Veggies are great for our heart and soul! 

Please don’t take this the wrong way!   You look absolutely fine the way you are.  It is just that well, with a little work with those tasty fruits and veggies, you might look even better!

Eating vegetables provides health benefits, people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

What you put in your mouth is much more important for skin health and complexion than what you put on it!   Plus benefits for your health too. 

Interesting research found that carotenoids are made by the plant.  Once we have ingested these nutrients, they then travel into the bloodstream and are distributed into the skin and other organs. These nutrients concentrate in the skin giving us that lovely skin tone and also offering protection from the damaging effects of UV radiation.

The most prominent carotenoids that improved skin tones were beta-carotenes and lycopene.  Note: Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid hydrocarbon found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons, grapefruits, and papayas. It is not present in strawberries or cherries.  

Fruits and Veggies containing these anti-oxidants are:

  • Carrot; Mango; Sweet Potato; Pumpkin

  • Red & Yellow Peppers; Tomato; Watermelon

  • Pink Grapefruit; Apricots; Peaches; Spinach; Papaya; Guava

Other wonderful properties of a rich carotenoid diet; the benefit for vision health, the prevention of cataracts, supporting a healthy immune system, keeping the mucus membranes of respiratory tract healthy and risk reduction for some cancers.

Eat The Rainbow!

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.  Each color indicates an abundance of specific nutrients.  

Healthy Charts to Learn more about the Tasty Veggies and Fruits

Five Healthy Living Tips:

  1. Nourish Yourself – consider thinking to focus on health and balance. Rather than Weight Management.
  2. Exercise – figure something you love to do such as walking, swimming, dancing, hiking, yoga or whatever keeps you moving. When in your day, you can give yourself this gift!
  3. Reduce Stress – instead of reaching for food consider a substitute instead such as mediation, connect with others, or work on some crafts. Even consider some crayons and just color!
  4. Get Enough Sleep – you may not associate being tired with poor eating habits.  Research has shown that chronically getting less than 6 hours of sleep can disrupt your genes ability to fight stress and inflammation.  In not getting enough sleep, you are more likely to crave quick energy such as sugary sweets or high-carbs sacks.  Achieving at least 8 hours of sleep can lower your stress and feel so much better!
  5. Slow down – rushing things always makes you less productive and prone to making mistakes. Daydreaming is your brain at is most protective. Slow down your personal time clock and consider going for a walk, sit in a park to enjoy nature, turn off your TV and mobile phone, just sit and think and doing this outside is great for your mind and soul!

Stay Healthy and Safe!

Have a Great Day!