Everyone has a favorite color. But do you have a favorite color of food? Beets, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers, spinach, blueberries, and plums. Eat those foods and you have eaten the colors of the rainbow. I’m sure you have looked at your plate of chicken, potatoes, and corn and thought this plate looks boring. Spice up your life and start adding some colorful foods to your diet! They are packed with important vitamins and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are what give most fruits and veggies their color. They are antioxidants and help the body with inflammation. Some of the nutrients have even been shown to have positive effects against cancer cells. The most common forms of phytonutrients are carotenoids, resveratrol, glucosinolates, and flavonoids. Stop being boring and add some color to your plate, it will taste better and make you feel better!
Dr. Alan Broering D.C., CCSP®