The phrase “Taste the Rainbow” was made popular by the Skittles commercials, but did you know when you eat your meals you should be eating the colors of the rainbow. The more colorful your plate the more beneficial for your body. When you are eating colorful, do you know the benefits of each color? Each color has different benefits, let me break down the colors and the benefits for you.
Green – When you fill your plate with spinach, broccoli and even kiwi you are boosting your immune system, restoring energy, vitality, and you are also reducing your risk of cancer.
Red – When you eat tomatoes, raspberries, and strawberries you are improving your skin, decreasing risk of heart disease and stroke. Red food lowers your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and you are reducing your risk of diabetes.
Yellow/Orange – When you are chomping on carrots, squeezing those lemons and oranges. You are promoting your vision and healthy eyes, reducing the risk of prostate cancer. Eating these color food elevates collagen formation, as well as contribute to healthy joints.
Blue/Purple – Grab those blueberries, eat that purple cabbage and eggplants. You will be boosting your memory, fighting ulcers and helping your body fight inflammation.
These are just a few of the benefits you receive when you are eating the rainbow. Your plate should be colorful. Go ahead load your plate with colors, your body will thank you.