How the food color affects the body
Food stimulates or suppresses the physiological functions of the body not only by its quality, but also by color. Moreover, color has a strong effect on taste. By combining the food you eat according to color parameters, a person can improve the health state and get rid of bad mood. Color therapy is a science that appeared in ancient Greece, and is also known in other countries – China, Egypt, India.
White foods (milk and dairy products, rice, garlic, white cabbage, celery root) soothe, take away irritability and withdraw toxic substances through the kidneys. Excess white color can cause feelings of detachment, frustration, discomfort and a feeling of cold. In addition to the fact that the white color of food has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, it also improves the eyesight and function of the endocrine glands; dairy products strengthen bones, garlic and onions help with colds.
Yellow foods (lemons, pineapples, bananas, peaches, corn, yellow cheese, yolks of eggs, vegetable oil and butter) stimulate digestion, improve appetite, heal insomnia and help to purify the blood. Yellow color promotes mental development and enhances the logical abilities of the mind, gives optimism. Yellow color treats a number of skin diseases, and also eliminates disruptions in the work of liver and intestines.
Orange foods (carrots, apricots, mandarins, oranges, mango, persimmon, pumpkin) help to restore nerve cells, improve mood, relieve headaches, and help the kidneys remove toxic waste. As the color of sunlight, orange affects the functioning of the human endocrine glands. Also, orange will help with a weakened function of the heart muscle.
Brown foods (buckwheat, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, brown rice and sugar, dates, some honey varieties) are useful for unbalanced people, restless and those who are under the influence of impulses. Products of brown color help people with hearing loss, eye diseases, skin problems, lung diseases, as well as they have beneficial effects in thyroid diseases.
It is believed that brown foods give life clarity, awaken compassion in people, honesty; this color influences mental and physical abilities, raises mood, charges with energy.
Red foods (red apples, tomatoes, beets, radishes, red peppers, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, red meat) stimulate metabolism, as well as improve blood circulation and increase the efficiency of people engaged in intellectual work, stimulate the bone marrow, helps to tune in a positive way. Red color gives beautiful and even color to the skin, removes stagnation in the organs. It is worth noting that the red color causes overexcitement, so it is contraindicated irritable, impulsive and easily excitable people.
Purple foods (eggplant, blackberry, black currant, purple plums, red algae) normalize the state of the nervous system. This color is used in the treatment of any mental and nervous disorders, neuralgia, rheumatism, brain concussion, pathologies of the urinary and gallbladder, and also kidneys. For the creative individuals purple color improves the performance. However, prolonged exposure to the purple violet color on the human body can cause sadness or depression.
Blue foods (dark grapes, plums and blueberries) contain a large amount of biologically active substance “anthocyanin”, which protects blood vessels and greatly improves vision. The blue color can normalize blood pressure and the work of the heart muscle, relieve fatigue, cure vitiligo. Blue reduces appetite, so this color is useful for people with excess weight. The blue color calms the entire body, and also improves immunity with an increase in body temperature. It cures sore throat, all kinds of spasm, insomnia, headaches, bowel disorder, thyroid disease (of course it is better to consult a doctor). Blue color soothingly acts on a person, helps with melancholy, hysteria, epilepsy, and also with sexual overexcitation.
Green foods (broccoli, leaf salads, green peas, green peppers, green apples, avocados, cabbage, lettuce, asparagus, artichokes, pears, cucumbers, zucchini) have a positive effect on brain activity, relieve nervous tension. Chlorophyll, which is produced in green plants under the influence of solar energy, stimulates the formation of beneficial red blood cells and activates the immune system.
The lack of food of green color in your nutrition can lead to nervousness and irritability, because green creates a sense of balance and rest.
Red juices are recommended for patients with high blood pressure and with heart diseases.
Orange juices are needed for patients with spasms of blood vessels and with depressive syndromes.
Juices of yellow color help patients with rheumatism and stomach ulcers.
All these recommendations refer to the folk medicine. Be careful during self-medication, but best of all first consult with your doctor.