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Improve Your Health

Updated on July 31, 2011

Sweet and Sour Green Salad

Eating salads with fruits and vegetables are a great way to improving your health and can also promote better brain function and cardiovascular health.
Eating salads with fruits and vegetables are a great way to improving your health and can also promote better brain function and cardiovascular health.

Eating healthy can also taste good and also put you on your way to improving your body

 

Improving Your Health

Want a quick way to improve your health? Just add color, Try adding more color to your life in the form of fruits and vegetables. The rich, saturated color of nature's produce are exactly what make them good for us. The highest nutrient density will be found in the brightest and darkest-colored vegetables. Consider these primary-colored treats next time you're at the farmers market or grocery store:

YELLOW

Corn, squash, oranges: The yellow orange color comes from plant pigments called carotenoids, these fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins A and C.

RED

Watermelon, red peppers, tomatoes: Red fruits and vegetables get their color from lycopene, a carotenoid that has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer.

Blue/Purple

Blueberries grapes, eggplants: Eating produce containing anthocyanins, the pigments that give foods like blueberries their blue purple color can provide protection against cancer, improve brain function and promote cardiovascular health, says recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So to stay healthy take the fast track to healthier eating eating green and colorful will change your life.

Enclose is a recipe for a leafy green salad for you to try and remember eating healthy can also taste good.

Sweet and Sour Leafy Green Salad

5 cups of torn romaine lettuce leaves

3 cups of spinach leaves

2 cups of sliced mushrooms

2 oranges peeled and sliced

1 cup of halved, pitted prunes

1/2 cup of sliced red onions

1/2 cup of nonfat honey mustard dressing

1/4 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper

STEPS

Combine all the fruit and vegetables in a large bowl then add the honey mustard dressing and coarse ground black pepper mix and serve.

I'm sure you will love this salad it's really healthy and taste good too.

The Handicapped Chef Carlton Haynes is owner of Triple H Catering & Consulting Service and Chef Brand Foods, for more information contact us a the handicappedchef@gmail.com.

Its time for a lifestyle make over to help improve your health, so lets start today with a fresh new out look on life and health.

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