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Eat Right with Color

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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.

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