Saturday, March 12, 2011


Eat right with the color RED!

Tomatoes, red peppers, red apples, beets, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, red & pink grapefruit, rhubarb, cranberries, watermelon

The color pigment in red fruits and vegetables comes from  lycopene and anthocyanins. These are both powerful phytonutrients that help fight many types of cancer and improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and ease the pain of arthritis. The color red seen in these fruits and vegetables also contain essential antioxidants Vitamin A & C. Eating right with the color red has immeasurable health benefits, tastes so sweet and good, and is low in fat and calories!

Red cherries contain melatonin- regulates sleep
Raspberries are fruit with highest antioxidant levels and
among the highest in fiber. 

Post-jog smoothie: Strawberries, blueberries,
plain yogurt, milk,  hemp protein powder


  1. Panda, did I tell you I can buy a KILO (~2.2 lbs) of strawberries or two pints of raspberries at the market here for about $1.50 USD! It's amazing. I am in berry heaven. I also like to think Chilean berries are grown with less pesticide than US berries, but I have no facts to back it up. I just feel better when I tell myself that!

  2. The blueberries we've been eating are definitely from Chile as well! So sad, all that oil burned just so I can eat a blueberry in March. I'm glad you're enjoying the local berries friend!