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The Rainbow Connection

Have you ever been told to "eat the rainbow"? Do you know what that means? Are you doing it? Eating the rainbow doesn't mean that you should be eating multi-colored M&Ms or gummy bears or anything that is artificially colored to match the rainbow. It means that we should be eating fruits and vegetables in every color of the rainbow.

Each color represents different nutrients that help our bodies maintain optimal health. Following the mnemonic we all learned to remember the colors in the rainbow ROY G BIV, let's look at how each of the colors supports our good health:

RED

  • contains lycopene and anthocyanins which is what makes them so red
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • reduces risk of diabetes
  • reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • improves skin quality
  • supports eye health
  • helps neutralize the effect of free radicals

ORANGE and YELLOW

  • loaded with carotenoids giving them their sunny color
  • contains vitamins and fiber
  • protects skin against sun and pollution damage
  • supports immune function
  • supports eye health
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • supports joint health

GREEN

  • filled with antioxidant loaded chlorophyll, which makes them green
  • loaded with phytonutrients
  • lots of fiber
  • aids in healing tissue
  • detoxification
  • supports and increases digestive enzymes
  • restores energy
  • increases vitality
  • supports immune function
  • reduces risk of certain cancers

BLUE/INDIGO and VIOLET

  • lots of anthocyanins and resveratrol gives them the dark color
  • anti-aging properties
  • anti-inflammatory
  • disease prevention
  • promotes longevity
  • reduces Alzheimer's risk
  • memory booster
  • reduces cellular damage
  • reduces cancer risk
  • slows cancer growth

Beyond the rainbow, there are other fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to our good health. Unfortunately, french fries do NOT fall into this category so set that idea free. Here are the other colors that help us remain healthy:

WHITE

  • contains anthoxanthins
  • contains phytonutrients allicin and quercetin
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • strengthens bones
  • reduces risk of some cardiovascular diseases
  • aids in lowering cholesterol
  • reduces inflammation
  • aids in hormone balancing

By incorporating all different colors of fruits and vegetables into your diet as often as possible, you will go a long way toward supporting your good health.

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers the dreamers and me" - Kermit the Frog

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