Eating The Rainbow
The more colorful your plate, the more vitamins and phytonutrients you'll get. There are over 100,000 phytonutrients found in vegetables and we can't take these nutrients in a pill. To make sure you're getting these nutrients, incorporating colorful vegetables and fruits is key!
Here's a list of just a few of the many benefits of colorful vegetables:
Green: Contains Lutein, an antioxidant that reinforces improved vision, they have Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folic acid, and are packed with fiber. Green cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and kale are the key to detoxifying the liver and alkalizing the body.
Yellow & Orange: Contains Beta carotene, Alpha carotene, Potassium, Vitamin C, and vitamin k. They also keep eyes and skin healthy, provide electrolytes, have anti-inflammatory properties, and help alkalize the body. Yellow veggies also aid in healthy immune function.
Red: The phytonutrients found in red veggies include Lycopene, Antioxidants, and Anthocyanin, and Vitamin C. Red vegetables promote heart health, reduce inflammation, help diminish the risk of some cancers, and help aid in cellular renewal in the body.
Purple & Blue: Rich in Antioxidants, Resveratrol, and Flavonoids, purple and blue vegetables are good for heart heath, cognitive health, supports healthy aging, and destroys free radicals. Purple cabbage is also a fantastic aid to a healthy gut.
White: Contain Potassium, Allium, and Vitamin C. White fruits and veggies can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers along with immune supporting properties, they are also known to reduce free radical damage, lower blood cholesterol levels and may provide antifungal and antibacterial benefits.
Try adding more colors to each meal and experiment with "coloring" your favorite dishes by adding in more colorful fruits and veggies. You'll be amazed at how great you feel!