My favorite color has officially changed.
Before my realization this morning, that I have a serious obsession with all things green, I would’ve told you that PINK had my heart.
I discovered, through blog photos, that most of my favorite foods include some sort of green hue.
Green monsters, snap peas, broccoli, kale, avocado,
Brussel sprouts, green beans, kiwi, zucchini, and cucumber.
Do you ever see PINK on my page at all? Me neither.
Pink is out, green is IN.
So what does this matter in the scheme of things? Not too much. Just another loveable random post!
According to this site, my addiction to the greens is a good thing!
The substances in fruits and vegetables that produce all of these wonderful health benefits and are responsible for the beautiful colors are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. These substances are found naturally in plant foods. They offer health benefits in addition to the standard nutrients (vitamins, minerals, protein, etc.) found in all whole foods. These benefits include lowering your risk of diseases and cancers.
What’s in the green foods?
While dark green plant foods are loaded with nutrients, one of their biggest claims to fame is lutein. Lutein is an antioxidant found in high levels in a type of eye tissue called the macula. The macula helps tell the brain what the eye is seeing; it is also responsible for the central vision that enables us to drive, read and perform activities in which we need to see straight-ahead clearly. Degeneration of the macula happens with age and is the leading cause of blindness in elderly men and women. Regular consumption of lutein-rich foods helps prevent macula degeneration, thus lowering your risk of blindness.
By helping prevent macular damage, lutein also helps to prevent cataract development. A cataract is a cloud development in the eye’s lens that causes blurry vision and light sensitivity.
What’s your favorite color? Do you see a pattern in the colors of the rainbow on your plate, daily?