NUTRITION: EAT THE RAINBOW

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I often tell people the best way to make sure you are getting enough fruit and vegetables in your daily life is to eat the rainbow. I find it easier to think of each color as a different nutrient and vibrancy that it is being added into my body. If you consistently eat the same banana every single morning, the same green lettuce at lunch, and those carrots at dinner, you are missing out on so, so many nutrients that each offer their own unique healing properties.

Here are some of my favorites:

Red – tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon

Rich in carotenoid lycopene, which destroys the gene modifying free radicals which can lead to prostate cancer and lung disease. Lycopene also acts like natural sunscreen!

Orange – carrots and sweet potato

Contain beta-carotene that fights off the pathogens and free radicals that are located around our biggest organ. They also contain alpha-carotene, which is a strong cancer fighter itself.

Orange / yellow – oranges, nectarines/peaches and peppers

Contains beta cryptothanxin that helps with sending messages between cells.

Purple – blueberries, beets, cabbage and eggplant

Rich in antioxidants that can delay aging and prevent heart-related blood clots.

Green – broccoli, kale, asparagus and brussels sprouts

Dense in cancer blocking chemicals, they prevent the actions of carcinogens.

Yellow / green – spinach, green peas and avocado

Prevent age-related muscular degeneration, and reduce the onset of cataracts.

What are your favorite fruits and vegetables, and do you always tend to buy and eat the same ones?

Happy Monday!