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Friday, August 17, 2007

Variety for Health

The best way to get brain boosting nutrients in your diet is to eat a wide variety of foods. Look for color in your food choices to balance your plate with the variety you need to succeed. Eating the same thing everyday and limiting complete food groups will leave you ‘missing’ important brain building nutrients. Both the child who eats only carrots for lunch and then one who eats a tuna sandwich everyday are both lacking in some essential nutrients.

The Color of Foods

The red color means high in beta-carotene.
The yellow comes from anthoxanthins which protect against cell damage.
The purples have anthocyanidins which protect brain cell membranes.
The greens are high in a mix or anti-oxidants which protect all cells and their functions.

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