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Eat Your Colors: Maximize Your Health By Eating the Right Foods for Your Body Type
     

Eat Your Colors: Maximize Your Health By Eating the Right Foods for Your Body Type

by Marcia Zimmerman
 

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The ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine meets up-to-the-minute nutritional science in a clever, colorful guide to matching diet and body type.

Marcia Zimmerman takes the mystery and complexity out of healthy eating and makes it simple. Eat Your Colors is a health and nutrition guide based on the idea that everyone fits into one of three body types.

Overview

The ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine meets up-to-the-minute nutritional science in a clever, colorful guide to matching diet and body type.

Marcia Zimmerman takes the mystery and complexity out of healthy eating and makes it simple. Eat Your Colors is a health and nutrition guide based on the idea that everyone fits into one of three body types. Identifying each type by a simple color -- red, yellow, or green -- Zimmerman provides a questionnaire to help readers determine their primary and complementary colors and explains which foods are best for which color types. For example, reds do very well on a vegetarian diet, yellows need some animal protein to feel their best, and greens will reap benefits from pungent foods and strong spices.

Eat Your Colors is filled with information on such news-making topics as phytoestrogens, which can reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer; lutein and zeaxonthin, which protect the eyes of computer users and prevent the common eye disorder macular degeneration; and anthocyanidins, which reduce inflammation in cases of chronic disease. And it offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on: --creating meal plans using the optimal foods for each color--using herbs, spices, sauces, and condiments to balance off-colors--discovering color weaknesses and combating them by eating the right foods

Offering a unique way of thinking about diet, Eat Your Colors will do for body type what Eat Right for Your Type did for blood type.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466842793
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
8 MB

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Eat Your Colors

Maximize Your Health By Eating the Right Foods for Your Body Type


By Marcia Zimmerman

Henry Holt and Co.

Copyright © 2001 Marcia Zimmerman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4668-4279-3


What color are you?

Reds
--Generally have medium builds, with well-proportioned bodies
--Tend to be well coordinated, decisive, and purposeful in movement
--Often skin is freckled, sensitive, and prone to rashes

Greens
--Generally have large, athletic or overweight body types
--Usually have clear, bright complexions with skin soft, lustrous, and oily
--Tend to have hair that is blonde, black, or light brown with blonde highlights, and is often thick and wavy

Yellows
--Tend to be lean and flat-chested, and their joints may appear large in proportion to lean frame
--Generally skin is dry and cracks easily
--Usually hair is dry, difficult to manage, and dark in color

What you should eat:

Reds
--Red and purple fruits
--Red, yellow, orange, and green vegetables
--All legumes
--Poultry
--Most grains

Greens
--Any green vegetable or fruit
--Legumes and whole grains
--Pungent and hot spices
--Freshwater fish
--Mushrooms

Yellows
--Yellow, orange, and red vegetables and fruits
--Tropical and citrus fruits
--Salty, oily fish
--Beef
--Rice

(Continues...)

Excerpted from Eat Your Colors by Marcia Zimmerman. Copyright © 2001 Marcia Zimmerman. Excerpted by permission of Henry Holt and Co..
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Meet the Author

Marcia Zimmerman, C.N., is a certified nutritionist, a lecturer, and a consultant to some of the country's leading nutrition and supplement companies. She has studied both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the author of The A.D.D. Nutrition Solution. She lives in Alameda, California.

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