Loved seeing the beautiful colours present in my client’s meal prep this morning. She’s a vegetarian (lacto-ovo) in phase 2 of her Metabolic Balance program. It was a great reminder that one of the simplest ways to ensure your body gets all of the nutrients it needs is to eat fruits and vegetables in the full spectrum of the rainbow.
Nature has its own “color-coding” system, with different compounds creating different hues in our foods. For example, beta carotene is responsible for the yellow-orange pigment in carrots and, when consumed, is converted by our bodies into Vitamin A, which supports eye health.
The following are some of the benefits each colour hue provides and sources for each to help you colour your plate with beauty for optimum nutrition ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 🍓Red – lycopene, anthocyanin
Benefits: disease prevention, heart health, urinary health, eye health
Best sources: tomatoes, beets, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries 🥕Orange/Yellow – Beta carotene
Benefits: healthy skin, eyes, immune system
Best sources: sweet potato, carrots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, sweet red/orange/yellow peppers 🥦Green – lutein and indoles
Benefits: lower risk of some cancers, improves eye health
Best sources: kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts 🍆Blue/Purple – anthocyanins, flavonoids
Benefits: improves cognitive function, immune and bone health, urinary health
Best sources: purple cabbage, eggplant, blueberries, concord grapes, blackberries 🍽White – allyl sulfides
Benefits: supports immune, lymph, and heart health
Best sources: garlic, cauliflower, onions
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