This month MCC would like to pay tribute to the colour RED in foods! No we are not talking about RED colouring, instead our focus is on my top 3 naturally RED foods that will bump up your health.
Tomatoes: ok I am very bias when it comes to a tomato, as it is my favourite produce item, and rightfully so! Tomatoes are high in LYCOPENE: many studies suggest that eating lycopene-rich foods or having high lycopene levels in the body may be linked to reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and age-related eye disorders. In addition to it’s nutrition portfolio, tomatoes are one of the most versatile foods: eggs with olive oil and basil makes a great side dish, plus as a sauce, salsa with eggs, in salads and soups
Red Peppers: Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste, and half the vitamin C. Choose a cayenne pepper and in addition to the heat you will benefit from CAPSICUM, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory for digestion, skin, nerve and muscle pain. Enjoy red peppers raw in salads and veggie dips, plus they roast and grill well.
Cranberries have been used for years as a way to combat urinary tract infections, but it seems they are almost good for all ailments. Cranberries have high levels of vitamin C and K and are rich in antioxidants. Cranberries are very high in fibre and low in carbs. They can be used to make sauces, juice, dried and added to cereals and granola to bump up the nutrition.
Other great RED foods: strawberries, pomegranates, raspberries, red cabbage, beets and pink grapefruit.