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See Red, Eat Red

By New You Editorial
Posted On Dec 27, 2012

New You Anti-Aging Tip: Eat (naturally) red colored foods to protect your cells from free radical damage.

Some of the best foods you can eat to slow down the aging process are those colored red, such as red peppers, red apples, strawberries, and cherries. These naturally red-pigmented foods contain potent antioxidant compounds that help protect your cells from free radicals, which are toxic compounds that can damage your cells’ molecular structure. Antioxidants in general prevent cancer and other age-related disease, while red foods in particular protect blood cells, cartilage and tendons. So when it comes to creating that rainbow diet, make sure you see red in every meal. Red grapefruit, red cabbage, red lettuce, red grapes, red potatoes, red onions, red cabbage—you get the idea.  The redder the better! (Too cheesey?)