Wellness Tip: Red foods boosts a healthy diet | CraigDailyPress.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Wellness Tip: Red foods boosts a healthy diet

Eating a colorful diet has many health benefits. Red foods contain lycopene, anthocyanin, ellagic acid and many other nutritious compounds that reduce the risk for certain cancers. Red foods contain anti-inflammatory properties that protect the brain, heart, liver and immune system. Cooked tomato products like marinara sauce provide lycopene that is highly available for absorption by the body. Anthocyanin is found in red berries, cherries, strawberries or apples. Ellagic acid is found in pomegranate seeds and juice.

Remember to wash your foods well and eat them whole with the skins intact. The skin is where the nutrients are found.

Janet Lott, RN



Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator at The Memorial Hospital


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User