Colored diet is a recommended diet especially for preventing cancer or other critical disease. It is not necessarily a diet meant to help people lose weight. Its author is Mr. David Heber, the managing director of UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
All the products that are intensely colored can be eaten. The author refers rather to intensely colored tomatoes than intensely colored meat.
The basic idea is to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible.
The following products are recommended:
– integral cereals
– fruits and vegetables ( they are rich in color, vitamins etc.)
– olive oil
– avocado oil
– egg white
The following products are not allowed :
– fat meat
– entire eggs
The basic principles of this diet are the following :
– red : these products contain ingredients which prevent cancer ( e.g. : tomatoes, watermelon, red grapefruit)
– dark red : raisins, red wine, strawberries, red apples.
– orange : they contain alpha and beta carotenes, which also help prevent cancer and other serious disease.
– orange / yellow : they are rich in vitamin C ( e.g : orange, papaya, mandarins, peaches)
– green – yellow : they are good for the eyes : spinach , yellow corn, avocado, green beans.
– green : broccoli, Brussels cabbage, bok choy and kale ( contained in the mustard )
– white / green : help your cellular reactions : onion, garlic, white wine, anchovies.