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Many dietary discoveries have been made over the last few years

Published 4:22pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

6. Green: Brussels sprouts, kiwis, asparagus, green bell peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, green apples, grapes spinach, green beans, artichoke, bok choy, cabbage, romaine lettuce and broccoli. These contain the compound sulforaphane which helps keep eyes healthy, and helps reduce the risk of cancer.

7. White/green: Garlic, onions, endive, mushrooms, bananas, potatoes, ginger, cauliflower and chives. These contain organosulfides and flavinoids which help lower risk of stomach, and other cancers, helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol and helps prevent blood clots.

8. Blue/purple: Blueberries, plums, eggplant, purple grapes, plumes, figs, prunes, and pomegranate. These contain anthocyanins and antioxidants which help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and helps improve memory function. So add a rainbow of color to your diet and enjoy the healthful benefits.

Diet or exercise question. Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail.com or visit fitness4yourlife.org. David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years.

He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and the Converse college equestrian team. 

He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corp, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USC-Union.

David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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