Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rainbows and Motivation

RAINBOWS















What lovely....peaches you have there!

Color is an indicator of the unique health benefits provided by different fruits and vegetables. As a rule, you want to eat 3 or more different colored fruits and vegetables daily. Eating them raw is ideal but not always easy to do. I ate a bunch of raw kale last week and I'd be lying if I said I really enjoyed it. But I'm sure my insides did!

Here is a nice article that breaks down the benefits attached to different colors:

















My recipe for mango salsa
Lots of color and a delicious way to get some raw veggies. It works over any kind of meat, over salad, rice (stay away from that white crap!), with chips and as a condiment on all kinds of burgers and dogs.

2 avocados
3 yellow and red tomatoes (organic recommended)
1/2 large mango
1 small sweet pepper chopped (organic recommended)
2 jalapenos chopped
1 small shallot chopped
1 lime squeezed
cilantro, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, salt to taste


MOTIVATION

This 78 year old nun started competing in triathlons in her 50s! She is truly amazing and continues to compete in iron distance events now in her late 70s. She's living proof that we are capable of long, fulfilling and active lives with the right amount of determination, commitment and healthy living. Check her out:

Iron Nun

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