Valeo Training

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

5-COLORS-A-DAY CHALLENGE!

DID YOU KNOW...Over 70% of disease is preventable through good nutrition?
Head over to your local Farmer's Market or produce aisle and you will find August is a season full of rich, vibrant and nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables help promote:

* Healthy Hearts
* Better Memory Function
* Vision Health
* Strong Teeth and Bones
* Healthy Weight Levels
* A Reduced Risk of Cancer and Other Chronic Disease

What's even more interesting, is that the COLOR of the fruit or vegetable represents different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals (plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventative properties) in that food...and the darker the color, the better. Your goal should be at least 5 to 9 fruits and vegetables every day - and the more variety of color ensures a variety of health-enhancing nutrients.
THE CHALLENGE
Want to boost the vibrancy of your food intake? Join me in the 5-Colors-A-Day Challenge to eat 5 DIFFERENT COLORS, 5 DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR 5 WEEKS. Email me (jessica@valeotraining.com) with your interest and I will send you a color-coded spreadsheet with examples of fruits and vegetables that fall into each color category.
This could be the initiation of a lifestyle change you need in your life. Get the entire family involved! We live in a time when "children are more harmed by poor diet than by exposure to alcohol, drugs and tobacco combined" (David Katz, M.D.) Post the spreadsheet on your fridge and have fun tracking each person's intake. This challenge will change the way you grocery shop, the way you prepare foods, the way you choose what to eat and, ultimately, your overall health.
Anyone who reads this blog and completes the 5-colors-a-day for at least 5 days-of-the-week for 5 consecutive weeks will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE 1 HOUR MASSAGE by a fabulous local massage therapist. CONTACT ME TODAY and start adding a little more color to your life!

Blue/Purple
A lower risk of some cancers
Urinary tract health
Memory function
Healthy aging



Green
A lower risk of some cancers
Vision health
Strong bones and teeth



White
A healthy heart
Cholesterol levels that are already healthy
A lower risk of some cancers



Yellow/Orange
A healthy heart
Vision health
A healthy immune system
A lower risk of some cancers


Red
A healthy heart
Memory function
A lower risk of some cancers
Urinary tract health

1 comment:

tim and brooke said...

Hey WM,

Please email me a spreadsheet as I'm up for the challenge! I'm going to start from this past weekend as I feel I actually ate well and hopefully will have the ability to keep at it! Thanks for being so inspiring!!
:) wm