March 29, 2021
Have you heard your doctor or nutritionist talk about the benefits of “eating the rainbow” but aren’t quite sure what that means? When someone tells you to eat the rainbow, they talk about the different colored fruits and vegetables that should fill your plate every day.
The different colors represent different nutrients and health benefits. While eating more vegetables is beneficial, it’s more important to eat a variety of different colored vegetables to increase your intake of various nutrients.
Fruits and Veggies: watermelon, grapefruit, pink guava, tomatoes, raspberries, red apples, red cherries, rhubarb, cranberries, pomegranate, red peppers, red onions, and beets.
Primary Nutrients: Potassium, folate, Vitamins A, C, and K1.
Health Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant. They could help lower the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and they could also help to reduce the risk of sun-related skin damage.
Fruits and Veggies: Prickly pears and beets.
Primary Nutrients: Magnesium, manganese, potassium, fiber, folate, and Vitamin B6.
Health Benefits: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. They may benefit heart health and lower the risk of high blood pressure. They may also reduce the risk of certain cancers and benefit athletic performance by increasing oxygen intake.
Fruits and Veggies: Bananas, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers, carrots, pineapples, tangerines, corn, pumpkin, and winter squash.
Main Nutrients: Potassium, folate, fiber, Vitamins A and C.
Health Benefits: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help reduce the risks of heart disease and cancer. They also support eye health.
Fruits and Veggies: Avocados, asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, green cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and green herbs.
Primary Nutrients: Potassium, fiber, folate, magnesium, Vitamins A and K1.
Health Benefits: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cruciferous vegetables, in particular, could lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Fruits and Veggies: Plums, elderberries, blackberries, blueberries, concord grapes, eggplant, and red/purple cabbage.
Primary Nutrients: Potassium, manganese, fiber, Vitamins B6, C, and K1.
Health Benefits: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and may benefit heart health. Also, they may lower the risk of neurological disorders, improve brain function, and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
Veggies: Cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, leeks, onions, garlic, parsnips, daikon radish, and white potatoes.
Primary Nutrients: Folate, fiber, magnesium, manganese, potassium, Vitamins B6 and K1.
Health Benefits: Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties that can help lower the risk of colon and other cancers and may benefit heart health.
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