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Monday, June 23, 2008

Colors of Health

 
Eat these 5 hues every day to get all the age-fighting antioxidants you need. Our recipes make it easy

The secret to youthful skin, healthy bones, sharp memory, and disease prevention can be found in your fridge. The more colorful your diet, the more antioxidants you get. These compounds reduce overall cellular damage and prevent the hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart disease, stroke, even memory loss. "Every hue--green, yellow, orange, red, purple, and even white--signifies a different class of nutrients, each of which offers a unique benefit," explains USDA research chemist Ronald Prior, PhD, who was among the first researchers to measure the antioxidants in food that protect us as we age. For instance:

 

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