They say that variety is the spice of life — and, it turns out, it’s also a great way to pack nutrition into your diet. “Eating the Rainbow” is a simple reminder that choosing fruits and vegetables across the color spectrum can help guide us to the vitamins and minerals we need for a happy and healthy life.
The colors on the outside can tell you a lot about your food’s nutritional value on the inside.
Supports heart and DNA health
Supports eye and skin health
Supports bone and cellular health
Supports lungs and liver health
PURPLE & BLUE
Support brain & heart health
5 Ways to Get More Color into Your Diet:
1. Colorful Snacking
Put color into your afternoon snack. Carrots, broccoli and baby tomatoes pair deliciously with creamy hummus. Dried fruit is also sweetly portable for at-your-desk snacking.
2. Hide the Roughage
Disguise spinach or kale in colorful smoothies. Tip: adding citrus helps mask the taste of greens.
3. Find Color on the Shelf
Prepping produce can be a time commitment, but pre-cut, frozen and canned veggies count when building your nutritious rainbow.
4. Decorate Your Salads
Get colorfully creative with your toppings like dried cranberries, shredded carrots, apples, corn or garbanzo beans.
5. Embrace the Mystery
Not sure how to prepare your purple eggplant or yellow squash? Visit your favorite recipe website and search by ingredient and try something new for dinner tonight.