Eat Right with Color
Foods that have a Positive Effect on AGING + BEAUTY
Nutritionist Nicolette Pace, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, CFCS has made it easy to choose the right foods to help you look better and maintain better health. She highlights the spectrum of foods that comprise a rainbow of natural plant chemicals in fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices to retard aging, restore youth and vitality:
BETALINS: FOUND IN: yellow, deep red and pink EXAMPLES: beets, corn, pineapple, nopal cactus WHAT IT DOES: regulates cell growth and repair; important for thin, sagging, withered skin
CHLOROPHYLL: FOUND IN: green EXAMPLES: sea vegetables, bell peppers, spinach WHAT IT DOES: improves skin wrinkles and elasticity
CAROTENOIDS: FOUND IN: red, orange, yellow EXAMPLES: winter squash, carrots WHAT IT DOES: indispensible for skin cells, growth of nails and hair, and repair
ANTHOCYANINS, ZEAXANTHIN: FOUND IN: dark purple and blue EXAMPLES: blue berries, eggplant WHAT IT DOES: powerful antioxidants that fight off skin damage; guard against aging inside and out.
ANTHOXANTHINS: FOUND IN: white EXAMPLES: cauliflower, onion WHAT IT DOES: antioxidants counteract the harmful effects of free radicals.