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Colorful Eating

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Did you know that the more colors you eat the better? You can actually identify the health benefits of super veggies by their colors. Cook with as many colors as you can, and watch your family's eyes light up, as well as their health.

Green foods, like spinach, kale, lettuce, broccoli and cabbage are loaded with B vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which include powerful anti-cancer compounds. And the best news is that these whole food sources work way better than the pill form!

Green & yellow foods like avocado, peas, corn and collards have carotenoids that are great for vision and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Purple, red & blue foods, like blueberries, strawberries, red apples, beets and cranberries have powerful antioxidants that protect again heart disease and have many anti-aging phytonutrients.

White & green foods like celery, onions, garlic and pears have a plethora of phytonutrients. That particular strong taste in garlic and onions is allicin, a potent anti-viral/ anti-bacterial/ anti-fungal. Celery is wonderfully alkalizing to the body and has easily absorbable minerals that keep our body's tissues healthy.

Yellow & orange foods like peaches, tangerines, oranges, and pineapple are high in antioxidants like vitamin C, have been shown to strengthen the body's resistance to invaders and help to prevent inflammation, which studies are now showing may be involved in many more ailments than previously thought.

Red foods, like tomatoes and red cabbage, have powerful phytonutrients including lycopene to ward off free radicals and protect the skin.

Orange foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and pumpkin are absolutely loaded with carotenoids which do everything from helping prevent cancer to improving our vision.

The web is filled with info about the health benefits of foods by color, so do a simple Google search and dig in!

Enjoy in good health,

Missy

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