Monday, 16 January 2012

Rainbow week

so this week I'm having a rainbow week. which is this weeks challenge over at http://blogilates.com/. The rules are explained over there but here a bit of the info.

  • MONDAY: RED
    • red foods have lycopene which decreases your risk of heart disease and protects your skin from sun damage
    • ex: tomatoes, red pepper, chilli, guava, watermelon, pink grapefruit
  • TUESDAY: ORANGE
    • orange foods have tons of vitamin A which helps with low light vision!
    • ex: sweet potato, orange, carrots, cantaloupe, winter squash
  • WEDNESDAY: YELLOW
    • yellow foods help decrease joint inflammation
    • ex: banana, yellow bell pepper, pineapple, corn, yellow squash
  • THURSDAY: GREEN
    • green foods play an important role in stimulating new tissue growth and hindering growth of bacteria
    • ex: broccoli, kale, kiwi, green beans, asparagus, avocado
  • FRIDAY: BLUE
    • blue & purple foods help prevent short term memory loss – blueberries in particular help your brain respond better to incoming messages and might spur new growth of nerve cells
    • ex: blueberries, blackberries
  • SATURDAY: PURPLE
    • ex: radish, red cabbage, beet, plum, eggplant
  • SUNDAY: EAT THE RAINBOW
    • Try to eat one of every colour today! Either in one meal or throughout the day!

 

I love Cassey for making such great challenges. So today is Monday and I’m eating red. the best I came up with so far is an apple. But its still early and I have the whole day ahead of me. Wish me luck. and please check out http://blogilates.com/uncategorized/eat-the-rainbow-week-3-blogilates-challenge if you want to join in 2.