Painting Your Plate with Colors – Rachel

This event is to show the fun side of eating healthy. Each recipe will have various fruits or vegetables that have good tastes and good for you. In each recipe, there will be some fruits or vegetables and what they are good for. Hope this presentation will convince you eating healthy can be fun.

Recipe 1: Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash: Fight certain types of cancers, prevents osteoporosis, prevent cancer, boost immunity, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent high blood pressure, and reduces inflammation.

Potato: Prevent cancer, high amount of vitamin C, reduce external and internal inflammation, treat scurvy, improves brain functioning, and maintain and build bone structure and strength.

Celery: Many antioxidants, preventing gastric ulcer, fights infections, improves digestion, reduce risk of urinary tract infection, flushing out harmful toxins, natural ability to lower cholesterol, and boost immunity.

Recipe 2: Maple Carrots and Apples

Carrots: Cleans teeth and gums, good source of vitamin A, protect skin from sun damage, a huge amount of fiber, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and cut the risk for stroke by ⅔.

Lemon juice: Good source of vitamin C, helps the digestive system moving, freshens breath, prevents kidney stones, provides calming sense to the mind and body, and stops internal bleeding.

Cinnamon: Loaded with antioxidants, reduce blood pressure, lowers blood sugar levels, decrease stiffness in arteries, remove glucose from the bloodstream, and prevent metabolic disease.

Apples: Good source of fiber, lower risk of diabetes, help prevent lung cancer, lower risk of stroke, if eaten daily, 28% lower chance of type 2 diabetes, and a good source of vitamin C.

Recipe 3: Harvest Corn and Pumpkin Chowder

Garlic: Highly nutritious, boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, fight infectious disease, protect against organ damage, and prevent bad cholesterol.

Pumpkin: Protection against heart disease, decrease risk of obesity, increase energy, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, may protect your eyesight, and promotes healthy skin.

Corn: Rich of vitamin E, improve heart health, prevents anemia, increase bone strength, rich in antioxidants, high in protein, and it is gluten-free.

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Healthy eating 🙂