COOK OR­ANGE, RED AND YEL­LOW FOODS

Good Health Choices - - Health bites -

Raw food is a rich source of in­valu­able nutri­ents, but some cooked foods can also be anti-age­ing. Or­ange, red and yel­low foods like red pep­pers, car­rots, ku­mara, toma­toes and corn – all sta­ples in the hot spots – re­lease more an­tiox­i­dant carotenoids when cooked. Carotenoids have anti-cancer prop­er­ties and keep the skin sup­ple. Adding ben­e­fi­cial fats in­creases our up­take of fat-sol­u­ble carotenoids even more, so driz­zle on olive oil, as in the Mediter­ranean hotspots, or add av­o­ca­dos, as the Ni­coy­ans do.

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