Each food we eat contains a different mix of vitamins and minerals that support all of the functions in our bodies. Often, we can distinguish which vitamins and minerals are most prevalent in foods by their color. Don’t be fooled by dyes in processed foods, these benefits are only available in real foods. To get the most benefit, be sure to eat a wide variety of foods in all colors.
BLUE foods contain anthocyanins. These phytochemicals combat excess free radicals in your body, which are generated by exposure to pollution, cigarette smoke, and sun exposure. Increase blue in your diet with black olives and blueberries.
PURPLE produce contains resverator, which is important for healthy hormone levels. Eat red cabbage, purple potatoes, plums, and red grapes to harness the power of purple.
BROWN foods often contain fiber. Fiber is vital to a healthy digestive system. Healthy brown foods include pinto beans, lentils, pecans, and potatoes.
The next time you eat, challenge yourself to eat as many different colors as possible! Can you get all seven in one dish?
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