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Eat the rainbow

Apr 13, 2023 | Food as Medicine

What does it mean to eat the rainbow? Color. It means more color. “Eating a rainbow” helps your body get a complete range of disease-fighting, fiber-containing nutrients, aka phytonutrients. Phytonutrients provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Vegetables tip the scales slightly over fruits in this category, so think of eating your ‘vegetables and fruits’ – as opposed to the other way around 🙃

How many do we need daily? 5+. It looks like this:

  1. Take a moment to look at your meal’s color before eating it. Could you add a piece of fruit if your meal is on the go?
  2. Add extra vegetables to pasta dishes or a sauce over a protein (crushed tomatoes on pasta or capers on a chicken dish).
  3. Toss in extra vegetables to that omelet in the morning.
  4. Ask for an extra side vegetable or a side salad when eating out.

Choose a variety of different-colored whole foods throughout the day and week.

The more naturally occurring colors on your plate at each meal or snack, the better. Close your eyes and think of the last meal you ate. What color was it?

The most important thing is to be kind to yourself on your health and nutrition journey, which is sometimes linear!

 Try this Banana & Pecan Chia Overnight Parfait 😋

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