Here’s a way to make healthy eating fun: Eat the colors of the rainbow. Research increasingly shows that foods with color and flavor possess more phytochemicals – plant compounds that aid in disease prevention and health maintenance.
When planning your meals, think about the color spectrum:
· Red foods like tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit contain lycopene which may aid in the prevention of cancer.
· Orange foods like pumpkins, carrots and oranges contain beta-carotene, which aids in the prevention of cancer.
· Yellow and green foods, like squash and broccoli, aid in the prevention of cancer and vision loss.
· Blue and white foods like onions, garlic and leeks, can help prevent heart disease and cancer.
The pot of gold at the end of this rainbow is the best possible health for you and your family.
(Source: www.eatright.org, a website of the American Dietetic Association.)