Ever heard the saying ‘Eat the Rainbow’? What that means is incorporating vibrantly colored foods from every hue of the rainbow in your regular diet, and no, Skittles don’t count. Here are the top benefits of eating food from every color of the rainbow!
Packed with phytonutrients such as lycopene and anthocyanins red foods such as tomatoes, raspberries, watermelon, and cherries boost brain, liver, heart, and immune system health.
Orange foods like pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato and oranges are dense in beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C which all promote immune system, skin, eye, and cardiovascular health.
Yellow foods contain carotenoids, bioflavonoids, and vitamin C that help with immune system, cardiovascular, and digestive health. Plus, there are plenty of yellow foods to choose from: lemons, pineapples, yellow bell peppers, and bananas are all great yellow choices.
Green foods, such as kale, spinach, avocados, and green apples are dense in essential vitamins and minerals such as fiber, iron, calcium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Consuming green foods promotes cardiovascular health, weight loss, detoxification, and bone health.
Blue and Indigo Foods
Rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, blue/indigo foods such as blueberries, blackberries, and prunes are known for their anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowering, and immunity boosting properties.
Purple foods such as eggplant, plums, grapes, and purple cabbage contain flavonoids, anthocyanins, and antioxidants which promote liver and cardiovascular health and reduce blood pressure and inflammation.
So grab a bit of each and turn your plate into a rainbow!
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