I eat at least six servings of fruits and vegetables each morning for my breakfast. Fresh sweet potato or yams in their skin, pumpkin leaves, garlic, ginger and green cayenne pepper or green chili; red chili, peanuts and onions.
The meal is either stewed or steamed or both. And I take this with some fresh fried sardines and mullets plus a cup of green tea.
Earlier on rising, I take a cup of dilute lime or lemon juice with a cup or half of cucumber fruit.
All the above mentioned foods with the exception of fish are plant products.
They are fruits and vegetables.
Potato or yam comes in yellow or red color. You can combine red, white and yellow source half a cup each. I mean red, white and yellow potatoes can be mix to get maximum benefit.
Each food color has differing nutrients and this is a fact. By combining such, photochemical from each source will boost your health.
Pumpkin leaves in green. Garlic and ginger is white and yellow. Red chili is red. You can substitute pumpkin leaves with basil, mint, potato leaves or cocoyam leaves (only for cocoyams and stems). These are wonderful goodies from nature.
Alternately, I will take a plate of quick oats with banana, onions, peanuts, fresh red tomatoes with an egg as my breakfast and the plate of potato vegetable chop above as a snack.
Then, at lunch or after lunch, I will go for wild blue berries, pink cherries, guava and cucumber. Fruits in their seasons and in their many varied colors are taken into account. In fact, the rainbow color reminded me of how should I and you should mix our daily intake of fruits and vegetables no matter what.
At the end of the day, I had taken up to more than 13 cups of servings or more.
Naturally, we mix the carbohydrates, fats and oils and proteins to derive maximum health benefit from eating good food.
Why should not a person mix some fruits and vegetables in its many varied colors? Some authorities have recommended daily regular eating of fresh fruits and vegetables.
This is sure to prevent 95% of all case of common sickness and ill health. It also can speed up healing of wounds and bruises, especially after surgery and ill health.
If you cannot make half of your chop plate fruits and vegetables; or take the five servings each day or the 7-13 cups per day, daily eating at least three differing fruits and vegetables in differing colors of green, orange and red especially; green, purple and pink, or blue, white and green etc can go a long way to benefit your health and well being in a wonderful way.
Fruits and vegetables are very low in carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Hence, they are also low in calories and preventing heart related ill health.
They are high in fibers, and had no cholesterol. In this instance too, help the bowels to do their work of moving both digested and undigested food matters as unwanted items out of the body.
Chronic disease is also prevented.
Color Of The Rainbow
The beautiful color of the rainbow depicted how many and various fruits and vegetables we should eat. It is amazing that the many different colors of fruits have differing functions to do for the human body.
The variety of colors also speaks about the many differing nutrients especially photochemical or antioxidants contained in the fruits and vegetables.
Red, orange, yellow, green and blue; indigo and violet speaks differing photochemical, vitamins and mineral matters.
The water content of each fruits again speaks another language.
For example, water in the cucumber fruits speaks the language of our skin and no more.
Photochemical in the cucumber fruit will talk about the internal muscle joints of the legs and arms. Each different fruit and its color have its own language of health and healing properties.
I and you should eat them in its many varied colors.
Let’s take a look at some of these fruits in order of colors as said above.
Red Color Fruits And Vegetables: Fresh ripe tomatoes, sweet red potatoes, red chili, red onions and water melons; red apples, kidney beans, guava, straw berries and beets, will help your body fight diseases and promoted good health.
Anthocyanins are very powerful photochemical found in red fruits and vegetables.
These antioxidants are agents in the control of high blood pressure and circulatory related diseases of diabetes mellitus.
In fact, the fruits and vegetables list above when eat alone has no food value. They should be combined with two or more other fruits from another color background to be meaningful. I will attempt this again later. An example is already given above.
Hit! Very brightly colored fruits and vegetables no matter how beneficial have one or two hidden language which very few of us have realized so far.
Apart from their much health giving mineral salt, vitamins and fibers which we are all getting familiar with, some brightly colored fruits and vegetables (FAV) have high sugar or glucose content.
For example, banana, carrot and sweet potato are very high in sugar.
Hence, the Glycemic Index (GI) of these food items is also high.
The GI is the rate in which sugar is absorb in the blood stream. If the GI of FAV is high, sugar is absorbed faster. If GI is low, sugar is absorbed slowly. So, FAV that are high in GI should be used sparsely on a daily basis alongside with any other FAV.
Potatoes and potato chips, beets, carrots, parsnips and Swedes and water melon scores high GI.
Eat or use them sparsely.
A 1 cup or 1g servings of such FAV daily is not harmful. In a GI table, -50 is low. +50 is medium. + 55 is high.
All legumes have low GI.
All green leafy vegetables have low GI.
Fruits that appear green in color or are in a semi ripe state have low GI. For example, okra, green tomato, green chili, green pepper and green mangoes.
Go here for more information by copying and paste this link into your internet browser: www.glycemicgourmet.com/glycemic-index-table.html
Fruits and vegetables that constantly raise your blood pressure will make you a diabetes patient period.
Orange color: Oranges are commonly eaten by every person. Along with other citrus fruits, like lime and lemon, and tangerines and grape fruits, these fruits are cold resisting resisting fruits.
Due to its vitamin C content, these are again anti scurvy. Less of this trend is seen since majority of us easily get a cold issue very easily. It is because these are eaten alone. Even when five of the citrus fruits end in a pack of juice, three-third of us easily gets a cold.
Why? Additive sugars and sweeter from chemicals in juicy that we constantly preferred.
But combine any of the citrus fruits with two or more other colored fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, banana, onions and will not let this happen; and your body will ward of a virus or cold. 100% fruit juice will deliver quality nutrient to your chop if you can get it in most beverage stores nearest to you.
Alternately, you should make your own fruit juicy at home.
With a good blender, three different fruit and a little water, you cut the items into the blender and turn on the AC.
In just a few minute, your juicy is ready to drink. This is how easy it is.
Beta carotene is another photochemical or antioxidant found in carrot, red palm kernels or palm oil, yellow fruits and vegetables.
Beta carotene fights cancer and heart diseases in every person. It is a nutrient for good eye sight.
Another vital nutrient in yellow fruits and vegetables is bioflavonoids. Nearly all fruits and vegetables have some bioflavonoids.
But the best source in plants is green tea. That is the reason I recommend a plate of fruits and vegetables to go with a cup or two of green tea.
You get beta carotene in ripe mangoes, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Other sources are peaches, pumpkin leaves and cantaloupe.
Bioflavonoids can be gotten in papaya, pears, yellow peppers, pineapples and nectarines.
Now make a breakfast or snack with the following ingredients: cucumbers, broccoli,
pumpkin, papaya, peanuts and onions, garlic, ginger, green and red chili, guava and fresh ripe tomatoes.
Hit! Wash, cut and slice half cup each of cucumber, papaya, guava, fresh ripe tomatoes and pineapples into a chop fruit plate. Spread fresh lime juice on the papaya only. Chop the onions, garlic, ginger, green and red chili and put this in a frying pan with the peanuts. Add two tablespoonful of peanut or olive oil and put on low heat. Cook for only three minutes and add a pinch of salt stirring thoroughly all the time.
Take this along with the plate of fruits.
To your good health!
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