Challenge yourself to eat the rainbow every single day…at least once! Each color in whole plant foods represents a wide range of phytochemicals.
—->Reds, oranges, and yellows contain carotenoids - like lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthan - which boost immunity and protect your eyesight, promote glowing skin, and provide cancer-fighting antioxidant power.
—->Blues and purples are rich in anthocyanins that protect your DNA from environmental stress.
—->Bright orange-yellow in spices like turmeric is anti-inflammatory and wound healing.
—->Green comes from chlorophyll which oxygenates the blood, helps heal wounds, detoxify, and deodorize. In addition to the chlorophyll pigment, greens also provide hefty doses of calcium, iron, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K.
Because the beauty of plants on the outside reveals their secret super strength inside your body, try to eat two servings of every single color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue/purple, and white) every day to maximize your exposure of the vast variety of benefits.
(Note: candy-coated chocolate and other colorful candies do not, unfortunately, offer the same benefits…)