The secret of youthful skin, and healthy bones, a sharp memory, disease prevention and a playful life can be found in the super market and put in the fridge. The more colorful your diet, the more antioxidants you get. Eat every color—green, yellow, orange,r ed, purple, and white at each meal.
Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, mango, squash and melons contain a variety of carotenoids, which reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Vegetables such as spinach and broccoli are high in lutein, which keeps your vision sharp and clear.
Blueberries and blackberries are chock-full of anthocyanins, which prevent tumors from forming and suppress their growth.
Tomatoes and watermelons are loaded with lycopene, which may protect against cancer and heart disease.
Cauliflower offers the same cancer-fighting benefits as broccoli, its cruciferous cousins, and potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C. There is also some evidence, according to chemist Ronald Prior, that the
sulfur compounds in garlic and onions may ward off stomach and colon cancers.
Try this recipe (light and refreshing during this hot summer heat):
1 ½ cups corn kernels (if fresh corn 2 large ears)
1 ½ cups mango cubes (about 1 med mango)
1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 large)
½ cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Mix all ingredients together chill about 2 hours. Serve with whole-wheat toast strips or whole- wheat