~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Eat a Rainbow Everyday

I have been cleaning off my desk today and I uncovered some notes I took at a workshop I attended about a month ago.

Here is a list of what each of the colors of food offer us.

- high in vitamin C which is good for the immune system
- high in lycopene and lutein which protects against clogged arteries and some cancers
- powerful cell protector (stops oxidation)

- anti aging
- anti bacterial
- helps memory

- good for vision
- high in calcium, good for bone and teeth strength
- high in folic acid

- high in vitamin C and beta carotene
- heart healthy
- anti inflammatory
- good for vision health
- boosts immune system

Special notes
- Tomato is the only vegetable whose nutritional profile improves with extended cooking. You get 5 times more nutritional value from a tomato after cooking. (I don't know how true that is but thought it was interesting!)
- Whether fresh, frozen or dried, look for produce that has bright colors and beware of produce that has been artificially colored or ripened.
- Cooking slightly helps to release the nutrients inside the produce.

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