Eat Something Red! For the next couple of days, we're going to be focusing on different colors of fruits and veggies. Let's start with red. The red color in fruits and veggies is a result of plant pigments called "lycopene" and "anthocyanins." Lycopene, found in tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer (especially prostate cancer). Anthocyanins, founds in red berries and tons of other red produce are powerful antioxidants that fight off disease and help keep our hearts healthy.
So, today, eat some red produce and while you're doing it, talk to your kiddos, husband, friends or yourself about how they're helping keep your body healthy.
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