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Now You Can Look At Your Rainbow And Eat It Too!

Red: Heart.

All of these foods have reported anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, gastrointestinal, heart, hormonal and liver health benefits.

 

Tomatoes, beetroot, pink grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries, red peppers, raspberries, apples, adzuki and kidney beans, blood oranges, cranberries, cherries, goji berries, grapes, onions, plums, pomegranate, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rooibos tea, red rice, red quinoa.

Yellow: Eyes.

These foods have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, cell protective, eye, heart, skin and vascular health properties.

 

Banana, lemon, corn, peppers, pineapple, ginger root, star fruit, squash, yellow chard, corn on the cob, apples, yellow courgettes, honeydew melon, yellow tomatoes.

Orange: Immune.

These foods contain anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, immune supportive, reproductive and skin health.

 

Carrots, mangos, apricots, cantaloupes, pumpkin, acorn squash, winter squash, sweet potatoes, red lentils, turmeric, oranges, tangerines, peaches, papayas, nectarines, yams, cantaloupe, bell peppers.

Green: Bones & Teeth.

Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, neurological, hormonal, heart, liver and skin health.

 

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, bok choi, kale, artichoke, asparagus, avocado, bean sprouts, peppers, melon, celery, cucumber, edamame, green beans, green peas, green tea, chard, lettuce, spinach, limes okra, pears, watercress, courgette, olives.

White, brown & beige: Heart.

Anti-cancer, anti-microbial, gastrointestinal, heart, hormone and liver health.

 

Leeks, scallions, garlic, onions, celery, pears, white wine, endive, dates, cauliflower, mushrooms, nuts, ginger, cocoa, coconut, coffee, tahini, tea, sauerkraut, seeds, chickpeas, borlotti and butter beans, hummus.

Blue, indigo & violet: Memory.

Anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, cognitive, heart, skin and liver health.

 

Blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, figs, purple grapes, red wine, plums, prunes, raisins, purple broccoli, aubergine, purple potatoes, cabbage, onions, kale, olives, rice, carrots, cauliflower.

 

 

Here are other things you can do to make eating fruits and vegetables routine in your home.

  • Offer fruits or vegetables at every meal.
  • Make 1/2 of your servings at lunch and dinner vegetables and fruit. (Another 1/4 should be whole grains, and the last 1/4 protein.)
  • Serve your child small portions of fruits and vegetables. He/She can always ask for more.
  • Take advantage of produce in season, but don't overlook frozen fruits and vegetables (with no sauce are likely to be healthiest), and canned goods without added salt or sugar (like fruit labeled "in its own juice"). Convenience is a huge motivator.
  • Make fruits and veggies easy to see and access at home. Put fruit in a bowl on the table. Cut and wash veggies and put them on a covered tray in the fridge.
  • Go beyond the standard red apple, green pear, and purple grape. Try kiwis, beets, mango, sweet red bell peppers, cucumber slices, and edamame.
  • Make smoothies and shakes, allowing your child to pick different fruits and blend them. Use a water or low-fat milk base. 
  • Order a Cold-Pressed Juicifix, made Naturally and delivered Fresh to your doorstep :-) Order Here.

 

Teaching your child about nutrition and healthy eating is part of raising FIT kids. Remember that lots of teaching happens by example. Your child will model your eating habits.

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