Eat a Rainbow for Health
Supercharge your body with colorful foods.
Green foods Green foods are rich in folate, minerals, vitamin C, chlorophyll and fiber. They help prevent chronic disease and provide the framework to metabolize sugars, fats and proteins. Try broccoli, chard, lettuce, kale, spinach, collard greens, avocado, green beans, cabbage, spinach and cucumbers.
Yellow foods contain carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthins with improve cellular communications as well as reduce the risk of certain eye diseases. Try lemons, corn, peppers, apples, rutabaga, corn, tomatoes, winter squash and pineapple.
Red foods are rich in lycopene, ellagic acid, quercetin & hesperidin which are antioxidants and help prevent cancer and heart disease. Try tomatoes, peppers, beets, red onions, radishes, cabbage, strawberries, cherries, pomegranates and cranberries.
White foods contain beta-glucans, EGCG, flavonoids, quercetin and allicin which activate the immune system and balance hormone levels. Many have sulfur compounds in them that also support detoxification. Try garlic, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, parsnips and jicama.
Orange foods contain beta-carotene (Vitamin A), zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium and vitamin C. These help with healthy joints, antioxidants, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. Try squash, pumpkins, oranges, apricots, carrots, persimmons, tangerines and mangos.
Blue & purple foods contain anthocyanins and phenolics which also help prevent cancer and heart disease. They also help improve memory and slow the aging process. Try cabbage, blueberries, onions and blackberries.