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Navratri Special: Health Benefits of White Coloured Foods

  By posted Oct 9th 2013
Healthy Living

 

 

Navratri Special: Health Benefits of White Coloured Foods

 

 


The third colour of Navratri is white. This colour denotes peace and purity. So let us explore the health and nutritional benefits of white coloured foods.

 

Shilpa Mittal - Nutritionist, Diet Consultant and Founder of Nutrilife Health Management, Mumbai, shares more about how white coloured food will help provide our body with nutrition. We are not talking about white foods like bread and pastas, but instead natural white foods like bananas, ginget etc.

 

What they contain: 


Basically, all naturally occurring foods, which are white in colour have a wide variety of beneficial nutrients. They include nutrients like anthoxanthins, sulfur, allicin and quercetin. 

 

Health Benefits:


1. Anthoxanthins


This nutrients, which is found in all white food has immense health benefits. It helps in lowering the bad cholesterol, blood pressure and reduces the risk of various heart ailments.

 

2. Sulfur


Sulfur is required for proteins to maintain their shape. These bonds help in determining the activity of protein, especially in the skin, hair and nails, in the form of keratin. A sufficient amount of sulphur is needed in the body, or else it will lead to dull and sagging skin, which is full of wrinkles.

 

3. Allicin


This nutrient has anti-tumour properties and according to various studies, helps in reducing the risk of stomach cancer. 

 

4. Quercetin


This nutrient helps to boost cardiovascular health, respiratory health and overall health.

 

Best White Foods:

 

Garlic, onions, cauliflower, mushrooms, bananas, pears and radish.

 

*Image courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

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