Friday, November 12, 2010

Taste the Rainbow

No, I'm not telling you to go grab some Skittles! To get the maximum health benefits from your diet, try choosing foods (particularly fruits and vegetables) that are all colors of the rainbow! Increasing variety prevents boredom and ensures that you get all of the nutrients your body needs. Fruits and vegetables are delicious and tend to be low in calories, high in fiber, and easy to find. 

Whether you're trying to create a nutritious meal or build a healthier snack, try eating from the rainbow!

Red: Apples, Strawberries, Cherries, Beets, Red Bell Peppers, Watermelon, Cranberries

Orange: Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Pumpkins, Mangoes, Nectarines, Peaches, Carrots

Yellow: Bananas, Yellow Bell Peppers, Pineapple

Green: Apples, Avocadoes, Pears, Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus

Blue/Purple: Blueberries, Plums, Raisins, Eggplant, Grapes, Potatoes

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