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Tips For Healthier Eating

Updated on April 12, 2009

Take the fast track to healthier eating

 Want a quick way to improve your health? Try adding more color to your life in the form of fruits vegetables. The rich, saturated colors of nature's produce are exactly what makes them good for us. The higest nutrient density will be found in the brightest and darkest colored vegetables. Consider these primary colors 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 caroteniods. These fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins A and C. Red Watermelon, Red Pepper, Tomatoes; Red fruits and vegetables get their color from lycopene, a caroteniod that has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer. Blue/Purple Blueberries, Grapes, Egg Plant; Eating produce containing anthocyanins, the pigments that gives foods like Blueberries their blue-purple color, can provide protection against cancer, improve brain function and promote cardiovascular health, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture, So lets start eating right,   it's time to give our bodies a extreme makeover of our lifestyle and improve our health.

Enclosed with this article is a recipe for a Sweet and Sour Leafy Green Salad try and enjoy.

Sweet and Sour Leafy Green Salad

5 cups of torn romaine lettuce leaves

3 cups spinach leaves

2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 oranges peeled and sliced

1 cup halved, pitted prunes

1\2 cup red onion

1\2  cup nonfat honey mustard dressing

1\4  tsp coarsely ground black pepper

Combine all fruit and vegetables in a large bowl, add nonfat honey mustard dressing and toss

then serve.

Sweet and Sour Leafy Green Salad

Just better eating towards a better way of life

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