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For Your Health, Eat Red

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Red person eats red vegetables! For your health, eat red! The National Cancer Institute reports that deep red or bright pink fruit and vegetables contain phytochemicals that help your body fight disease and promote good health.

These phytochemicals include lycopene - which is found in watermelons, pink and red grapefruit and tomatoes - and anthocyanins found in strawberries, raspberries and beets.

Lycopene helps reduce the risk of several kinds of cancer while anthocyanins help control high blood pressure and protect against diabetes related circulatory problems. Women should eat at least seven fruits and vegetables daily and men should strive for nine, says the Institute.

Other "Good" Red Foods:

For Your Health, Eat Red Foods

  • Apples
  • Cayenne
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Guava
  • Kidney Beans
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranates
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Red Cabbages
  • Red Chili Peppers
  • Red Corn
  • Red Currants
  • Red Grapes
  • Red Onions
  • Red Pears
  • Red Peppers
  • Red Plums
  • Red Potatoes
  • Rhubarb

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