You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.
Eating the rainbow involves eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day. Plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their color. Different-colored plants are linked to higher levels of specific nutrients and health benefits.
Eating a variety of foods will help you get essential nutrients and, by doing so, you’ll naturally embrace a broad color palette. Fruits and vegetables are particularly colorful, so a rainbow plate can help you towards your 5-a-day. Plus, you’re more likely to enjoy eating an attractive meal.
Why is it good to eat the rainbow?
Eating more fruit and vegetables can help reduce your risk for chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer. … To get the maximum disease-fighting power that phytochemicals can provide, choose foods that represent all colors of the rainbow
Colorful foods, which are generally fruits and vegetables, contain many of the vitamins and antioxidants we need – with few calories. Along with maintaining good health, the nutrients in vegetables and fruits work together to protect against cancer, heart disease, vision loss, hypertension and other diseases.
You may be tempted to find a few foods you or your kids or family members like and to focus on eating those. And it can be easy to fall into routines. But the truth is: Our bodies benefit from variety. For optimal health, we need a rainbow of nutrients and colors.
In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers. And many of them bring their own distinctive colors.
Eating a diversity of colorful foods can be an easy way to get a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive.
The advice to “eat the rainbow” is often used with kids. And while kids especially need a diversity of foods in their diets, so do adults.
Red Fruits and Vegetables Help Fight Cancer, Reduce the Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease, Improve Skin Quality, and More. Examples: tomato, watermelon, apple, beets etc.
Orange and Yellow fruits and Vegetables improve immune function, reduce the risk of Heart disease, promote eye health, and more. for example, orange, lemon, papaya, corn, sweet potato etc.
Green fruit and vegetables boost the immune system, help detoxify the body, restore energy and vitality, and more. green apples, grapes, avocado, spinach, cucumber etc.
Blue and purple fruit and vegetables fight cancer and unwanted inflammation and keep the body young. for example blueberry, eggplant, figs, plum etc.
While and brown fruit and vegetables protect against certain cancers, keep bones strong, and are a heart-healthy choice. Garlic, mushroom, potato, nuts etc.
EAT SAFE, STAY YOUNG AND HEALTHY.