You know what makes me happy? Colour ( and proposals, letters, movies , tidy closet, laughter, roads etc) but let’s focus on one thing at a time and talk about Colors. I have this secret diary/diaries with secret stuff. So one of the things there is Colors. I have columns with all the names of the colors known to mankind and then I write how many type of stuff I have in that particular color. Crazy? Might be, but I have been doing it since ages and it’s a habit I would like to keep.
Coming back to this post, as you can see a lot of colors here too. So let me tell you science behind all fruits and vegetables. Nature has found a clever way to highlight the nutrients in foods; different nutrients actually impart different colors to the foods they’re in. For instance, the Anthocyanins that turn blueberries blue can also keep your mind sharp, the Lycopene that turns watermelon and tomatoes red may also help protect against prostate and breast cancers, and the beta carotene that makes carrots and sweet potatoes orange can help keep your bones strong, your eyes healthy and boost your immune system.
So rather than thinking what nutrient you will get from which vegetable, just load up on everything and make your plate colorful. Isn’t it easy? Yes yes it IS.
Red Rice with Sauteed Veggies
- Pressure cook red rice with 4-5 whistles.
- Take veggies of your choice ( Today was Mushrooms and beans)
- Steam the veggies and then stir fry a little in a very hot wok with coconut oil for 3-4 minutes only. ( Do it individually with every veggie to retain their color)
- Serve with chutney, home made dip, curd.
– Red rice are full of nutrients and yet extremely cheap. Buy here.
– I prefer full beans over cut ones as they remind me of Asparagus ( which I love and is not easily available)
– Mushrooms are love, period.
– has high nutritional value since the germ of the rice is left intact.
– They have an antioxidant pigment called anthocyanins. This antioxidant is beneficial to reduce symptoms of inflammation, allergy relief, cancer prevention and weight loss management.
– It is packed with nutrients such as B-vitamins, iron, calcium and zinc. The B-vitamins are known to be essential to the body as it is present in all organ function and energy production. Calcium is needed for bone health, Iron for blood supply and Zinc for brain function.