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Nov 30 2016

Are You Eating Foods In A Rainbow Of Colors?

 
Are you stuck in a rut of eating the same fruits and vegetables that you did when you were a child, and that's it? It's time to 'branch out' for your long-term health. Plus, there are flavors out there you are missing out on.

Yellow foods are high in antioxidants like vitamin C. Which improves the mucus membranes (like when we have colds), helps to absorb iron, prevents inflammation, improves circulation, and therefore prevents heart disease.

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The blue, purple and indigo foods are great for their anti-aging properties. These foods have tons of antioxidants. They also help improve circulation and prevent blood clots, so they are great and can help prevent heart disease. They are known to help memory function and urinary tract health and to reduce free radical damage.


Greenish/White fruits and veggies: Some white foods prevent cancer and heart disease, and lower cholesterol levels. Celery is often dubbed as a useless vegetable because it has no calories, but it does have minerals like good sodium that help keep the joints healthy. Mushrooms help prevent cancer and keep your body in balance.

Orange Fruits and Vegetables are loaded with carotenoids! They are the powerful phytochemical in orange foods, and they are what give the foods their color. Carotenoids repair DNA and help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as strengthening our vision. These orange foods also give us vitamin A, which keeps our eyes and skin healthy, and protects against infections. They are also known to boost the immune system.


If you want to see info on the fruits and vegetables that are recommended to buy organic, use the finder box on PaulasHealthyLiving.com and read that list.
Including fruits and vegetables to anyone's diet is an excellent first step to lowering overall daily calorie intake and increasing nutrients. But making sure that a variety of colors are being eaten is the next step to increasing your overall nutrient benefits, and improving your defenses against a variety of health issues.
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Paula MaierPaula Maier began her website PaulasHealthyLiving.com to share her passion for staying fit, eating healthy and scheduling rest time. As a 50 year old mother of 3, she understands that it can be difficult to make healthy meals, exercise and carve out time for yourself, while constantly doing this juggling act called, life!
 
Healthy eating and exercising on a regular basis gives her self-confidence and personal satisfaction. She encourages readers to eat whole foods instead of processed foods that are not as nutritious because that processing removes the nutritious elements in the food. They do not help you achieve your body-shape or long-term health goals.
 
"When I cook my families’ food, I’m in control of the sugar,salt, and the type of oils used." said Paula.
It is difficult to resist temptations of fast foods, desserts, soda pop, and skipping workouts, but by making a commitment to your ‘best health’, you can be successful! Change your view toward healthy foods as fuel for all your systems. Take control. Educate yourself your family.

"I don’t believe any ONE PERSON has all the answers. Be open minded but critical. Be logical, but have wild-abandon. Know that baby steps begin before a sprint…and love yourself for trying!!!"

Website: paulashealthyliving.com/

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