Ramp up the passion with red foods
Red Fruits and vegetables are power packed with nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, just to name a few. These nutrients can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful free-radicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases.
But they can also fire up the system just where you want it to.
1. Red foods like tomatoes, cherries and red cabbage are fabulous for speeding up a slow circulatory system and putting a bit of vibrancy in your step. We could probably all do with a bit more energy .
2. Red capsicum, radish or chilies or course will create heat or fire in your body especially in your hands and feet. If you are someone who runs with a lower body temperature, then eating hot foods will help fire up your reproductive system.
3. Cranberries for instance will assist with preventing bacteria from sticking to the urinary track walls and causing those nasty UTI infections. So definitely put this ingredient on the menu.
4. Rhubarb helps strengthen your bones and teeth with abundant sources of calcium.
5. Red Wine or Red Grapes are a wonderful source of Resveratrol. The benefits of which neutralizes free radicals and may inhibit inflammation. Apart from the other benefits of relaxation and improving your mood on the day.
6. Red foods such as red grapefruit, bell peppers, watermelon and red guava are rich in carotenoid called lycopene, which makes the food look red, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 35 percent according to at least 5 studies.
7. Finally Red Meat, being a beef farmer’s daughter, a bit of beef is always a favourite on the menu for me. A great source of protein and iron for sustained energy.
So stock up the Red foods this Valentines Day from any of the suggestions above or some the following delicious choices.
Raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, red cherries, red grapes, pomegranates, beets, red apples, red plums, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, watermelon, guava, tomatoes, red peppers, radishes, radish, red capsicum and red onions.
How about red quinoa, nuts, kidney beans or red lentils.
I’m sure the choices are endless
Kylie Hollonds is the founder of the Whatcanieat.com.au Network for the past 6 years. She has been making it her mission to source products and services available to consumers in Australia, who are searching for food and personal care to suit their specific dietary, personal and lifestyle choices. Kylie also refers her clients to her Bio Compatibility Hair Test 500 protocol for those who have health challenges, which are generally related to food and toxic exposure. Once we identify what foods and products are friend or foe we can then refer individuals to products and services through the online directory. Kylie is also a partner in GK Gluten Free Foods, the national importer of GF Oats in Australia.