Eat The Rainbow: Incorporate as many diverse fruits and vegetables into your diet as possible
We all know we should eat our vegetables. I remember, as a child being made to stay at the table until my microwaved, mushy, canned carrots were all gone off my plate. Little did my parents know that most of the nutrients had been zapped out during processing and microwaving, which explains why I never liked the bland orange atrocities. I'm so glad that I've learned ways to enjoy fresh, local carrots now!
This is Gerson Therapy Carrot Apple Juice. Read more about the juice here. I have grown to truly love organic, local carrots. They are a delightfully, sweet treat.
Now, I'd like to share a few benefits of eating a diverse group of multi-colored fruits and vegetables.
Orange foods are full of beta-carotene.
Here are a few benefits of eating orange colored fruits and vegetables:
- Improve vision
- Fight cancer
- Anti-viral properties
Purple Foods are rich in antioxidants.
Here are a few benefits of eating purple foods:
- May reduce risk of cancer
- May reduce risk of stroke
- Protect cells from damage
- Are said to improve memory and life-span
Red fruits and vegetables are also rich in antioxidants.
Here are some benefits of eating red foods:
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Reduce risk of of cancer
- May lower bad cholesterol
- May relieve anxiety
- May relieve depression
- Naturally relieve pain
Yellow fruits and veggies have large amounts of Vitamin C
Here are some benefits of yellow foods
- Great for your skin
- Reduce signs of aging
- Help with weight loss
- Some yellow foods help to balance hormones
Green veggies and fruits are nutrient packed powerhouses
A few benefits of Green fruits and veggies
- Loaded with chlorophyll
- Full of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium
- Contain large amounts of vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins
- Help in balancing moods
Thank you for reading! I hope I have motivated you to incorporate a diverse group of fruits and veggies into your diet every day! In my #100fitDays challenge I am adding all kinds of fun fruits and vegetables that I've never tried before: beets, yellow plums, purple cabbage and many more. Follow me on twitter and instagram to see some of these in my lunches! Please join me next week as I end this series on Eating Clean with words on being kind to yourself.
Share your ideas on fruits and veggies below in the comments!
Sources: Food Matters TV