Rainbow foods are colorful fruits and vegetables that are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Most diets want you to eat less with the goal to lose weight. What about, rather than cutting out food groups, only add more color to your plant food choices.
Colorful plant foods are full of fiber that keeps your digestive system running smooth, and serve as a prebiotic for your gut bacteria.
Rainbow foods are:
Red: great source of fiber, anti oxidants, lycopene, folate, potassium, vitamin C and K1
- Reduces risk of heart dis-ease
- Protects our eyes as we age
- Decreases risk of stroke
Sources: delicious strawberries, radishes, red chard, cherries, watermelons, raspberries, tomatoes, cayenne, red peppers.
Orange: great sources of fiber, vitamins C, Potassium and Foliate
- Enhances iron absorption
- Decreases risk of joints pain
- Decreases blood pressure
Sources: delicious cantaloupes, carrots, oranges, pumpkins, persimmons, mandarins, sweet potatoes, butternut squash.
Yellow: great sources of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin A
- Maintains your skin healthy
- Aids in building strong bones
- Supports immune system
Sources: delicious pineapples, yellow bell peppers, lemons, yellow zucchini, grapefruits, corn, bananas.
Green: great sources of fiber, vitamin K, chlorophyll, vitamin A, Calcium.
- Maintains strong bones and teeth
- Maintains healthy eyes
- Decreases risk of cancer
- Help with constipation
- Restore energy and vitality
- Help detoxify
Sources: delicious kiwi, kale, arugula, cilantro, green beans, avocados, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, peas, cucumbers.
Blue: great sources of fiber, anthocyanin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K1.
- Better eyesight
- Improved memory and attention span
- Reduce joint and knee pain
- Decrease dis-ease risk
- Happier moods
Sources: delicious blue berries, black berries, acai berries, elderberries, black currants, black plums, blue corn.
Purple: great source of fiber, betalains, folate, magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6.
- Prevents and repairs damage cells
- Excellent for brain
- Maintains healthy urinary tract
Sources: delicious figs, grapes, eggplant, cabbage, plums, prunes, beets, cranberries, red onions, black beans, black rice.
Colors are the vitamin in our veggies, minerals are the taste. Eat 2 or 3 different colored fruits or vegetables at every meal, as well as 1 or 2 at every snack. Try a new fruit or vegetable weekly. All this fiber will help your constipation.
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