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Day 4: Cleansing With WHITE Foods

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Day 4: Cleansing With WHITE Foods

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health significance of white foods

“If I have been indulging in rich foods, a cleanse is a wonderful way to hit the reset button.”

Salma Hayek

Now are not those beautiful words and don’t those words hold so much weight in them. If we think carefully and analyze our life pattern in the present time then it is true. We do need to cleanse our system and press the reset button today.

So let’s start with the purest of all colors today- White.

White signifies purity, innocence, wholeness, and completion. In foods too the color acts towards serving the same purpose- purifying the system. Let us see how a cupful of white can help us everyday.

Sources

Green Tea, Parsnips, Garlic, Onion, Coconut, Apples, Black Tea, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Mushrooms, Black Pepper, and more…

Benefits

  • Pear is considered a hypoallergenic food and it also contains antioxidants such as Vitamin C and copper. [1]
  • Quercetin present in apples act as antihistamine and anti- inflammatory agents. [2]
  • Banana’s are know to relax you and regulate your mood which makes you happier because of Tryptophan present in it.[3]
  • Ginger has been known to kill ovarian and colon cancer. It also is known to relieve heartburn. [4]
  • Blood pressure levels can be kept steady if a healthy diet of potatoes is kept because they contain Vitamin B6, Potassium and Iron. [5]

Add ‘WHITE’ to the diet- Here is how?

  • Replace your usual milk tea with a cup of green tea instead. It will keep you refreshed and also increase your stamina.
  • An apple a day keep the doctor away. So munch on at least one apple everyday.
  • Add nuts to your diet at the breakfast table every morning.
  • Spice up your soup with some garlic and onions from time to time.
  • Onions, nuts and Garlic can be added as a combination to salads and other starters.
References:

[1] Padayatty, S., Katz, A., Wang, Y., Eck, P., Kwon, O., Lee, J., Chen, S., Corpe, C., Dutta, A., Dutta, S., & Levine, M. (2003). Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 22 (1), 18-35 DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2003.10719272. ^Back to Top^

[2] Mendoza EE, & Burd R (2011). Quercetin as a systemic chemo-preventive agent: structural and functional mechanisms. Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry, 11 (14), 1216-21 PMID: 22070678. ^Back to Top^

[3] Handley, S., Dunn, T., Waldron, G., & Baker, J. (1980). Tryptophan, cortisol and puerperal mood The British Journal of Psychiatry, 136 (5), 498-508 DOI: 10.1192/bjp.136.5.498. ^Back to Top^

[4] Shukla, Y., & Singh, M. (2007). Cancer preventive properties of ginger: A brief review Food and Chemical Toxicology, 45 (5), 683-690 DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2006.11.002. ^Back to Top^

[5] McCarron, D., Morris, C., Henry, H., & Stanton, J. (1984). Blood pressure and nutrient intake in the United States Science, 224 (4656), 1392-1398 DOI: 10.1126/science.6729459. ^Back to Top^

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