You may have heard it before ‘Eat a Rainbow for Health’.
Eating a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables does offer our bodies a wide variety of nutrients and vitamins all vital for good health. Moreover, eating colourful fruits and vegetables are said to lower the risks of cancer and even stroke.
On the other hand, we hear all the time that “white foods” have no nutritional value and should be avoided. In all honesty, when it comes to “white bread” and “white sugar,” there is some validity to the claim because there are certainly better, more healthful options, such as a whole grain bread. Pretty colours aside, how about those fruits and vegetables that are white? Well, the good thing is, they are not pale by comparison. Count white foods also as they may very well cut your stroke risk in half.
Ok, before you start thinking cauliflower, white mushrooms, garlic… Wait a minute. When we say ‘White’ fruits and vegetables, you need to think “white” under the skin (e.g., apples, pears and bananas, cucumbers, and the list goes on). Still in doubt, here’s how and why you should be eating your “Whites” today:
Cauliflower. Deemed one of the hottest trends of the year. Along with the other members of the cruciferous family, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower contains sulfur compounds linked to benefits such as fighting cancer, strengthening bone tissue, and maintaining healthy blood vessels.
Mushrooms. Brace yourself, this is a miracle worker !: Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free. Mushrooms are also hearty and filling so they can help you control your weight without compromising taste. And they’re a rich source of umami, the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour which helps simple dishes come alive.
To read more, click here: Eat Your Whites!
(Source: Eat Your (White) Vegetables! posted in everydayhealth.com By Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN)
To read more about food and nutrition, follow this link: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/diet-nutrition/
My journey to wellness started just a little over 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Pre-cancer, I considered myself a healthy person. However, after looking at my diet, I decided that I needed make some big changes in order to reduce inflammation and boost my immune system to fight the cancer. The first step in my journey was to source fresh, organic produce – not as easy as it sounds.
This is when I came across SG Organic. Their products looked great and the prices were reasonable. I could also order online and have fresh vegetables delivered each week to my door step. This was a huge advantage for me especially as I was undergoing my cancer treatments.
Ever since, I’ve continued to get a juicing box and fresh vegetables delivered on a weekly basis.
It’s so convenient! Thank you SG Organic!
from Central Singapore
From Central Singapore
“For the past 3 years, she had to go through a huge amount of stress with both her parents (my grandparents) as both of them suddenly got critically ill and sadly left us. In this process, I saw my mum waking up earlier to cook for my grandparents, my brother and myself. She is a working mother who works from 8.30 am till late daily. Hence waking up at 5 am every morning to cook 3 meals separately for us was one aspect I admired and respected her for. She didn’t have to do it, she could have just called for food delivery or bought takeout but she did it because she loved us and did not want us to eat unhealthy food.
Two years ago, she had a major operation that lasted 10 hours. Everyone was afraid we might lose our mother, thankfully she was a huge organic fan and had consumed all the natural foods way before the operation. To our relief, the tumour was not cancerous due to her healthy eating. But to go through a 10-hour operation, was scary for both herself and our family and friends. I’m really happy that she is healthy as ever now.
My mother is someone who has selfless love. She always thinks positively, and is there whenever I feel down or in need of guidance. She is someone who has been through a lot and I feel she should deserve a present for all the effort she has given to everyone in keeping them safe.”
2. Letter to Mum from Ms Jo-Ann Tan:
“Three years flew by without hearing your voice, without you by my side, without you to assure me that everything will be fine when I faced challenges.
Your departure taught me to let go… something I will never want to do L
Mum, you taught me patience, you taught me values, you taught me to face all challenges as they come positively. Mum, I am doing exactly what you taught me and I am doing fine. J
I thank God for sending such a wonderful mother to me and I cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With the huge respect and love I had for you mum, I just want to say “I Love You Dearly Mummy!”