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5/16/07 7:52 P

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Thanks for the info... I'm posting this one on my fridge!

Everything you want is right there, just outside your comfort zone

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5/15/07 2:46 A

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Phytonutrients - Eating by colors

Red - Lycopene, Anthocyanin in strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, and cherries. Prevents certain cancers. Strengthens collagen proteins.

Orange - Beta-Carotene, Liminoids in carrots, squash, and melons. Protects against bronchitis, asthma, cataracts, and lung cancer. Can decrease cholesterol levels.

Yellow - Liminoids, Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin in yellow peppers, corn. Protects vision. Prevents colon and breast cancers.

Green - Lutein, Saponins, Glucosinolates in spinach, collard greens, broccoli, and tomatillos. Protects eyesight. Heart and skin maintenance. Prevents cancer. Lowers lipid levels.

Blue - Anthocyanin in blueberries, grapes, and plums.
Prevents colon, cervical and prostate cancers.

Purple - Anthocyanin in grapes, raspberries, blackberries, and eggplant. Prevents cancer. Anti-inflammatory.


There is overlap and many foods have multiple phytonutrients. Corn on cob is listed as having 1093 mcg of Lutein and zeaxanthin on the USDA site.

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 5/15/2007 (02:56)
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