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Eat Like a Rainbow

Posted by Heather J.

Most health experts agree that in order to take in the broadest spectrum of essential nutrients, it’s important to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Here’s how:

Red: Cranberries, radicchio, tomatoes, red peppers.

Orange and Yellow: Carrots, pumpkin, yellow and orange peppers, squash, and sweet potatoes.

Green: Dark leafy greens such as kale, bok choy, spinach, and arugula, as well as broccoli, green beans, and snap peas.

Blue and Purple: eggplant, raisins, red cabbage.

White: bananas, mushrooms, cauliflower, potatoes.

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My husband and I always keep in mind all the colors when we shop for produce. Don't forget the darker blue fruits (sorry, George Carlin!) like blueberries and blackberries. Also, in the orange family, mango and guava has many nutrients. In fact, this is a good way to tell if your produce is fresh, by making sure that they are the true color that they are supposed to be. Each color has different vitamin and anti-oxidant qualities.
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