Why You Should Eat RED foods

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It is RED for February! RED is for Heart Health. It is National Heart Health Month! Say LYCOPENE! RED fruits and veggies are GREAT for you all year round! 
Learn all about what the RED HUE can do for you in our video from our HueTrition, LLC Your Plate is Your Canvas series!  You can watch full video on our HueTube Channel:
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Lycopene is a natural compound found in many foods such as watermelons and grapefruits. It’s a chemical called a carotenoid, which are natural pigments that give color to plants, fruits, and vegetables. It’s known as one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, and because it’s still effective when heated, it’s easy to add to your diet through both fresh and processed foods.

Health Benefits
Lycopene’s main health benefit is its antioxidant function. 
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals build up naturally in response to aging, but their levels increase due to environmental and behavioral factors like pollution and smoking. 
Free radicals cause cell damage — in high levels, this damage is linked to a wide range of health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. By stabilizing these free radicals, scientists believe that lycopene may reduce the risk of developing chronic illnesses. While research is ongoing, lycopene may also promote good oral health, bone health, and blood pressure. In addition, lycopene is thought to have these other health benefits:

Heart Health
A recent study found evidence that lycopene reduced bad cholesterol (LDL) while increasing good cholesterol (HDL) levels. This balance is important because high cholesterol develops fatty deposits in our blood vessels, which can clot and lead to a heart attack or stroke. In addition, lycopene can help to maintain good blood pressure, further reducing the risk of heart disease. 
Full article WebMD https://lnkd.in/eNbdDWVa

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