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Different colored veggies have different nutritional values! I find that quite fascinating… I hope I’m not alone in my fascination as I’d like to share it with you. Nature has provided us with much of what we need.
RED – lycopene and anthocyanins – may reduce risk of cancer and heart disease
ORANGE/YELLOW – carotenoids – good for your eyes, good for your heart
GREEN – lutein – good for your eyes, protect against some cancers
BLUE/PURPLE – anthocyanins – antioxidants – reduce risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease
WHITE – anthoxanthins – lower cholesterol, blood pressure; reduce stomach cancer and heart disease
There’s red cabbage, carrots, spinach, zucchini, onion, garlic, chickpeas and red and green lentils in this soup! Stir in tomato sauce and V8 juice, I also added some vegetable broth. Add basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. I also added some sirachi sauce. I like a little heat. Throw it all in the crockpot for about 6 hours, add pasta for the last hour.
Consuming whole foods is really what our bodies were made to eat. That’s not to say I’m a freak about it but adding more whole foods to your diet and ditching some of the fried foods and sodas isn’t a bad thing!! ?