Look no further! Mother Nature give us the tools to color our way to health with food and diet! So many wonderful colors to choose from. Multitudes of fantastic flavors and textures. Each one providing different vitamins and minerals. The ultimate in diversity!
An easy way to introduce color into your life is within the foods you eat. You can select colors to go with your palette or you can eat the fruits and vegetables for good health. Just be sure you have a balanced diet with all the different foods. You don’t want to have too much of one color and not enough of another. The colors of the food will draw us in and when we eat them, we get all the nutrients plus the healing of the color.
When you go to the store, look around at the produce and see what catches your eye at first. See what colors really attract you. Is it the yellow bananas or the bright red apples? Or the cold green celery or the deep purple of the eggplant that catches your eye? Choose your food wisely and eat wisely and in moderation to each color.
Coloring Your Health With Food and Diet
Red Foods: Radishes, Cherries, Beets, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Watermelon, Cabbage, Meat, Onions, Grapefruit, Apples, Grapes, Pomegranate and Peppers
Yellow Foods: Bananas, Beans, Apricots, Corn, Lemons, Melon, Onion, Persimmons, Squash, Apples, Onions and Egg Yolks
Orange Foods: Carrots, Pumpkins, Carrots, Yams, Rutabagas, Peaches, Oranges, Tangerines, Kumquats and Papaya
Green Foods: Lettuce, Spinach, Beans, Kale, Cabbage, Celery, Peas, Lima Beans, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Zucchini, Apples, Onions and Broccoli
Purple Foods: Blueberries, Plums, Purple Cabbage, Black Currants, Eggplant and Purple Grapes
And this was just a short list of foods you can choose from to get your daily allotment of color!
Have fun on your next shopping trip!
Take this list to your local market and cross off the ones you picked this week and next week…and the next. Go down the whole list mixing and matching your colors. It’s a great way to try new foods!
Let it be a fun thing to see how long it takes you to get through the entire list. Have your family join in too. It’s a great way to teach your kids how to eat right while they are young and it will follow them into adulthood.
What’s Your Health With Food and Diet Secret?
What is your most colorful recipe? I would LOVE to hear about it! You can tell me about it through the contact form on the right or on my Contact page. I might feature it on my next recipe blog 🙂
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!