Making Healthy Choices,
One Step At A Time

January 2012, Issue #11

Eat By Color For Better Health

Nature's way of steering us toward nutritious eating is all about color. Follow her palette and you will be eating nutritious foods that are high in anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are important in minimizing free radical damage. Becoming healthy doesn't have to be complicated ...just listen to your instincts and eat as many colors as you can every day.

Here are some examples of healthy foods and the colors to guide you:


Delicious red tomatoes, flavorful beets, sweet raspberries, and crunchy apples are just a few examples of vibrant red foods.


Probably the easiest example is green. Some of the most nutritious vegetables are green: broccoli, romaine lettuce, chard, spinach, avocados, and brussel sprouts.


Starting your day with half of a pink grapefruit is a proven lose weight strategy. The vitamin C and antioxidants help prevent cancer too.


"Red" cabbage is really a deep purple vegetable packed with flavanoids and other anti-cancer properties. And we've heard a lot about the health benefits of blueberries and purple grapes - perfect healthy low calorie snacks.


Favorite healthy orange foods include carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, and of course oranges.

Eat at least one of those every day and you'll be reaping the benefits of nutritious eating.


The most nutritious yellow foods include bananas, squash, yellow peppers, and pineapple. Looking for a healthy drink? Make your own lemonade sweetened with Stevia.


Yup even white nutritious foods exist. How about cauliflower, jicama, white mushrooms, and onions.

You get the idea. Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day and you'll be well on your way to becoming healthy as well as slim and trim.

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