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A colorful diet to defy aging

Updated on May 10, 2013

What is a colorful diet and how does it defy aging?

A colorful diet is one in which you make sure to have different colors of fruits and vegetables.

Antioxidants, found in abundance in the fruits and vegetables is the secret ingredient that helps you defy aging.

The more colorful your diet,the more Antioxidants you get.

The more Antioxidants you get,the healthier you feel.

The healthier you feel,the younger you look.

Mix and match your colorful diet to defy aging

Eating a colorful diet of different colored fruits and vegetables everyday helps you to defy aging by making your skin youthful, your bones strong,gives you a sharp memory and a clear eyesight.

"Every hue-green, yellow, orange, red, purple and even white-signifies a different class of nutrients, each of which offers a unique benefit ",explains USDA research chemist Ronald Prior, PhD, who was among the first researchers to measure the anti-oxidants in food that protect us as we age.

When you mix and match the colors, to create your daily diet, you are sure of getting all the benefits because anti oxidants work as a team, each boosting the others effect.

I have created this chart to help you make your own unique colorful salad to have with your meals. Choose one from each color each time, add the dressing of your choice and you have a new and exciting colorful platter to eat.

Health benefits of a colorful diet which helps to defy aging

Read below the health benefits of different colors to defy aging.

Books to help you plan a healthy meal

Check out these books to help you plan your colorful diet to defy aging!


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Yellow/Orange color in fruits and vegetables

1. Boosts immune system.

2. Keeps your tissues healthy.

3. Delays the development of age-related diseases.

4. Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.

5. Prevents heart disease.

Beta carotene is one of the important anti-oxidants found in the Yellow fruits and vegetables. Each Yellow color fruit and vegetable has its own unique anti-oxidant to make it special and important. Having a different one everyday helps you get the maximum benefit.

Red color in your colorful diet to defy aging


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Red color in fruits and vegetables

1.Regulates blood pressure levels.

2.Reduces tumor growth.

3.Lowers bad cholesterol levels

4.Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer

5.Prevents heart disease

Lycopene is one of the important anti-oxidants found in the Red fruits and vegetables. Each Red color fruit and vegetable has its own unique anti-oxidant to make it special and important. Having a different one everyday helps you get the maximum benefit.

For a Healthy Attitude and a Healthy Appetite learn from Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network show "Healthy Appetite"

The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life

The Food You Crave is all you'll need to change the way you eat and change the way you feel. It contains 200 recipes that cover every meal of the day and every craving you might have. Every recipe contains a complete nutritional breakdown, as well as tips on ingredients and techniques that will keep you eating smart and eating well.

Blue color in your colorful diet to defy aging


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Blue/Purple color in fruits and vegetables

1.Protects urinary tract from infection.

2.Helps prevent memory loss.

3.Helps improve our motor skills.

4.Reduces free radical damage during aging process.

5.Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.

Anthocyanin is one of the important anti-oxidants found in the Blue/purple fruits and vegetables. Each Blue/purple color fruit and vegetable has its own unique anti-oxidant to make it special and important. Having a different one everyday helps you get the maximum benefit


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Green color in fruits and vegetables

1.Improves vision.

2.Helps to build bones and teeth.

3.Helps to prevent anemia.

4.Effective in reducing the blood acidity.

5.Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer

Lutein is one of the important anti-oxidants found in the Green fruits and vegetables. Each Green color fruit and vegetable has its own unique anti-oxidant to make it special and important. Having a different one everyday helps you get the maximum benefit.

For a A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet learn from Alicia Silverstone , actress, activist, and committed conservationist

The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level-it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy. Alicia also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to a plant-based diet, and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond.

Juicing for Health and Healing

Check out these books for juicing to have your colored diet in a quick manner.


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White color in fruits and vegetables

1.Reduces hot flashes during menopause.

2.Help maintain healthy bones.

3.Reduces cholesterol levels.

4.Protects against heart disease.

5.Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.

Flavonols is one of the important anti-oxidants found in the White fruits and vegetables. Each white color fruit and vegetable has its own unique anti-oxidant to make it special and important. Having a different one everyday helps you get the maximum benefit

Do you have your 5 servings a day?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you have in a day?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Nice lens. The best diet style for anyone who cares about health. Colorful and enjoyable way of eating. It's the best way to delay aging and access longer life:=)

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Colorful diet is a good diet style.

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      mozartman 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lense! Eating a colorful diet gets people to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is always a good thing :)

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      Carmel Aaron 6 years ago

      Hi Sema, Great lens! It is so true. Add color to for Anti-Aging. You also get a little more angel dust sprinkled on this lens. and --

      Thumbs up.....

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Eating a colorful diet is an easy way to make sure that you get the vitamins you need to stay healthy! Thanks for a great lens!

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      MaryaSanders 6 years ago

      This is a great way to look at foods! Love your lens!!!

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      VSP 6 years ago

      I was doing this for a while, need to get back to it. Lensrolled to my Praying for Pastors and Quiz:Healthy Eating lenses.

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      Len 6 years ago from Deception Bay

      Love your lens. well done

      Len

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Lensrolling to my Home Made Beauty

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I learned new things from your lens. I did not know that a colourful diet could defy the aging process. thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I LOVE this diet and it`s my favorite, because I believe in the magic of colors n fruits and vegetables.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      so true! Thanks for this info.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is great information for everyone. Thank you so much for passing it on.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      great informative lens! a ~"Squid Angel Blessing"~

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Deliciously beautiful and sensible lens - I love my colorful fruits and veggies!

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      Sharon Weaver 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Lots of great advise and helpful tips. Thanks. Natures colors are the best. Also if you stick to the perimeter of the grocery store you will do much better. All the processed foods are in boxes in the center, all the real food is refrigerated around the sides. Congrates on the many blessings.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Back to bless and feature on Sprinkled with Stardust. Its a remarkable tribute to nature.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Great information here!! Very visually appealing. Blessed by an Angel and lensrolling to my Get Fit in 2010 lens.

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      What a delicious, colourful lens. We love our fruit and veg.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      This is one of my favorite lenses by you Sema! I'm back to leave it an *angel blessing*

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Great idea and wonderful tips. I love my fruit and vegetables and I think I will go for more blue and purple for my memory. Thanks for this valuable lens which I have lensrolled to my Save Planet Eart. Top marks

      Norma

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      some of my friends use blueberries at work and they use motor skills...so that makes sense. thanx for the site.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      informative lens with wonderful layout. well presented one. 5*

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      What a lovely lens! Like the original look. Very well crafted and informative!

      Dom.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      What an attractive and well-presented lens! I'm lenrolling this to mine, will favorite it and it's a given that you've received 5 stars from me. I'm even going to bookmark this one.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Colorful foods are better for us, I must agree. This is a beautifully done lens.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel. ~ Best wishes to a healthy life style!!!

      Susie

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      I agree with this 100%. A colourful diet is a great way to eat healthily.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Agreed! I've been trying to add more color to my diet these past few years as well - you'll not only feel good, you'll look good too. (: Love this lens.

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      I agree the more colorful your diet the better it is for you. 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i like the colourful chart!it's a wonderful concept to plan a diet.I think you should have a lens with diet combinations with these charts...