Could eating more red foods prolong your longevity? They could if you regularly consume plant foods of these brilliant colors. Red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and pomegranates contain the cancer-fighting phytochemical known as ellagic acid. Ellagic acid helps to protect the breast, esophagus, skin, colon, prostate, and pancreas from cancer. It safeguards the DNA and improves the liver’s ability to detoxify the cancer-producing agents known as carcinogens.
Additionally, red fruits and vegetables contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful, anti-inflammatory antioxidants. By inhibiting the clumping of platelets, anthocyanins improve blood flow and reduce the risk of undesirable clotting and stroke. They also help lower LDL or the “bad” cholesterol. Regular consumption of anthocyanins from berries improves mental performance. Purple and blue fruits also contain anthocyanins.
Choose your foods with the colors of the rainbow in mind; and you will benefit from all of the special treasures that the Creator has packed into each morsel.
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