Wellness

Are You Eating The Colors of The Rainbow?

Let’s all make it a point to eat as many different colors as we can this week! Most people have a few favorites that they routinely get in…but are lacking in many of the other colors in the rainbow! Every color has its own nutritional benefits Which is why it’s important to vary your diet and get as many as possible!

  • REDS-Contain compounds of anthocyanidins and lycopene…that help your immune system and help reduce cancer risk! Think apples, cherries, pomegranate, red peppers, beets, tomatoes, grapes, and cranberries.
  • ORANGE-Orange food contain beta-carotene and curcuminoids that help optimize eye and skin health! Think apricots, carrots, mangoes, oranges, orange bell peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and turmeric.
  • BLUE / PURPLE-Blue and purple fruits and veggies contain anthocyanidins and resveratrol which are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and promote brain health. Think blueberries, cabbage, eggplant, purple cauliflower, grapes, plums and prunes.
  • GREEN-Green foods support your liver, are anti-inflammatory and are vital for brain and heart health. They contain compounds of chlorophyll and isoflavones. Think asparagus, green bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, celery, limes, zucchini, leafy greens, green beans and avocados.
  • WHITE / TAN-White and tan foods are amazing at optimizing hormone health, are anti-inflammatory, and support liver health! They contain compounds like allicin, potassium, beta-glucans, and fiber. Think mushrooms, onions, garlic, potatoes, turnips, cauliflower, coconut, ginger, sunflower seeds, tahini, and whole grains
  • TIPS-An easy way to incorporate MANY different colors at once is by drinking a smoothie every day! Look at these amazing color combinations that you can throw in a blender and have a portable meal to go!
    Kale / Spinach, Lemon juice, mangoes, pineapple, cherries, berries, ginger, celery, cucumbers, pineapple, bananas, coconut, avocados!
  • Keep chopped veggies in fridge for easy snacking!
  • Freeze fruit and Kale to make it last longer and easily add to smoothies!
  • Expand your horizon! Try a new fruit or veggie color every week!

3 Comments

    • kpark

      Hi Missy! Yes! Juicing or drinking whole juice smoothies is an amazing way to incorporate a variety of veggies / fruits into a compact snack or meal! Honestly…you can mix and match ANYTHING you’d like…or pick the colors you’d like to incorporate into your diet! Personally, I like to use the whole juice function on my blender because you get all the fiber from your fruits and veggies! I always juice 1 whole lemon in any smoothie I make…from there I’ll add several celery ribs, 1/2 English Cucumber, 1/2 an apple, frozen pineapple, frozen berries, Handful of Kale or Spinach, 2 scoops of Collagen and a good fat….(almonds, coconut, MCT oil, avocado etc) and 1 heaping tsp of Minced Ginger! It’s the perfect detox smoothie!🙌❤️

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