We are all visual people…beautiful things make us feel good. Color makes us feel alive.
And that’s exactly what this salad does. Loaded with phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential fats, this salad will boost cellular energy, stimulate liver detoxification and increase your natural state of vibrancy.
Cabbage is rich in sulforaphane, a phytonutrient, which helps detoxification. Red and yellow peppers contains carotenoids which protect cellular membranes from free radical damage. Red onion contains quercetin, a flavonoid, which helps protect the liver from free radical damage caused by alcohol. Hemp seeds contain the ideal 3:1 omega 6 to omega 3 ratio which enhances cellular communication. Avocado is abundant in Vitamin E which inhibits fat oxidization (including cholesterol). Mint and cilantro both help protect the body from heavy metals, including mercury.
That’s the insider’s scoop on why pretty food is good for us. Next time you want to eat something toxic, picture it in black and white, then juxtapose it against a colorful salad. You’ll be guided to the right choice.
Thanks to Shelley Alexander who created the Healing Whole Foods board on Pintrest which inspired this post!Photo Credit: http://www.fresh-network.com