What Color Is Your Diet?
What Color Is Your Diet? is a diet for health, especially cancer prevention. It's not specifically a weight-loss diet. But as it warns against sugars and fats, promotes exercise, and encourages sensible portions of healthy foods, a person following the diet would eventually lose excess weight.
What Color Is Your Diet? author David Heber, MD, PhD, is no lightweight in terms of academic credentials. He's the founding director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
If its natural color is intense, it's on the menu. We're talking red tomatoes here, not red meat. The basic idea is to eat a lot of different vegetables and fruits -- about a pound a day.
On the menu:
Off the menu:
The idea is that colors don't just make food pretty. They are there because specific nutrients have specific colors. The deeper the color of a food, the more of that kind of nutrient it has.