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Eating red benefits

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Did you know that vegies and fruit get their colours from phytochemicals showing up as a particular pigment giving fruits and veggies their colours.

That’s why they say eat a colourful plate because each colour offers some different benefits.

Today we are focusing on red, the main pigments are lycopene” and anthocyanins. 

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant found in plants like tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit. 

Anthocyanin is found in strawberries, raspberries, red grapes. 

They help reduce inflammation, have powerful antioxidant properties and many red fruits are high in vitamin C and folate. Also why red wine has health benefits when consumed moderately. 

Try adding some red magic on your plate tonight? 

 

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