sorry, I’m not talking about downing a handful of skittles, although I wish it was that easy. I am talking about coloring your plate and filling your daily nutrition with beneficial fruits and vegetables. Plus, eating with your eyes can make you meals more satisfying and attractive - hint hint, this will help to convince your tiny humans to get those micros in!
you ready to color your day?
why so colorful.
the colors that naturally occur in each fruit or vegetable is caused by a specific phytonutrient; natural chemicals. these help protect plants from germs, bugs and the sun’s rays.
did you know that 8 our of 10 people in the US are falling short in pretty much every color category?
- 69% in green
- 78% in red
- 86% in white
- 88% in purple & blue
- 79% in yellow & orange
the rainbow diet.
white, tan & brown.
not part of the rainbow colors, but it counts!
vitamin c & k
improves colon & stomach health
reduces risk of cancer
& heart disease
protects cells from damage
eye, skin & bone health
prevents against ulcers
parsnips & turnips
white beans & tan beans
eat a beautiful breakfast - overnight oats
enjoy exciting salads - pink & purple detox salad
liven up your lunch - rainbow pad thai
make your veggies the main dish - mediterranean bowls
make a rainbow meal - fruit & veggie platter
so remember, eating an array of colors can provide your body with everything it needs (well almost everything).
nature has a funny way of highlighting the nutrients in plants.
also, a lot has to do with what is in season as well, so remember to eat for the time of year to fuel your body with what it needs for the season!
did you know fitBITE offers guided personal grocery tours? yup! you get to hang out with me as we wander through EVERY isle of the store (even the liquor part if they have one) to go over developing a beneficial plate & plan that works for YOUR goals.
interested? hit me up to schedule your tour today!
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