Nutrition & Weight Loss

Eat The Rainbow

Eat The Rainbow

Your challenge this week is to eat the following colors each day of the week and post your meal featuring that color on facebook! This is to keep you accountable!

Red foods have lycopene which decreases your risk of heart disease and protects your skin from sun damage
ex: tomatoes, red pepper, chili, guava, watermelon, pink grapefruit

Orange foods have tons of vitamin A which helps with low light vision!
ex: sweet potato, orange, carrots, cantaloupe, winter squash

Yellow foods help decrease joint inflammation
ex: banana, yellow bell pepper, pineapple, corn, yellow squash

Green foods play an important role in stimulating new tissue growth and hindering growth of bacteria
ex: broccoli, kale, kiwi, green beans, asparagus, avocado

Blue & purple foods help prevent short term memory loss – blueberries in particular help your brain respond better to incoming messages and might spur new growth of nerve cells
ex: blueberries, blackberries (there are not that many naturally occurring blue foods, so if you must sub purple, that’s ok)

ex: radish, red cabbage, beet, plum, eggplant

Try to eat one of every color today! Either in one meal or throughout the day!
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