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Food & Color

Posted Nov 22 2009 10:01pm

What’s your favorite food color?Do you know the benefits of different colors in food?

I have this book that talks about 5 color groups, their benefits and recipes. Don’t worry if you don’t read chinese, I’ll make a short summary for you! :)


Black: Antioxidant Powerhouse


  • Anti-cancer
  • Improve memory
  • Darken hair
  • Protect kidney

Examples: Eggplant / Blueberries /Black fungus/Black chicken/ Black rice / Seaweed

Red: Cardiovascular protector


  • Maintain blood vessel’s elasticity
  • Improve circulation
  • Prevent high blood pressure

Examples: Tomato / Strawberry / Cherry / Chinese red date / Goji berry / Aduki bean / Pomegranate / Red meat

Green: Elements of life (Green blood)


  • Source of vitamins and minerals
  • Source of fiber
  • Improve liver’s function

Examples: Spinach /  Br occoli / Kale / Kiwi / Mung bean /  Green tea / Olives

Orange: Immunity forte


  • Clean free radicals
  • Enhanced detoxification capacity of the liver
  • Prevent infection

Examples: Kabocha / Cor n / Papaya / Orange / Egg yolk/ Ginger / Peanut

White: The cornerstone of Human Nutrition


  • Source of carbohydrates
  • Source of good fat (fish/lean poultry/seafood /nuts)
  • Source of protein

Examples: Milk / Garlic / Tofu / White fungus / Lotus root / Radish / Oat / Almond / Cauliflower / Chicken / Shrimp

I try to incorporate 5 colors everyday in my meals, although my favorites food are more concentrated in Green and Orange;)What about you? What is/are your main food color groups?


Breakfast: oats + flax meal + preserves



I made a big batch of rice. Mixed between black and brown rice.


Lunch: stir fry of lotus roots, chinese cabbage, tofu, orange pepper and kimchi, with sesame oil and soy sauce.



Dinner: I opened a jar of these baby corns that I got from Foodbuzz Festival


baked salmon with sesame-miso sauce with veggies, steamed broccoli and cherry tomatoes




Dessert: KABOCHA to complete the 5 color groups! :)

Sunday’s plan: 1/2 day work, cleaning, baking, groceries, yoga?, RELAX! :D

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Popchips giveaway(last day)

POM products contest(last day)

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Posted in Uncategorized Tagged: broccoli, chinese, kimchi, lotus, oatmeal, rice, salmon, tofu
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