It can be very, very easy to get in a rut with food. Believe me, I know...asparagus is in season right now and I can't stop eating it! That's not so bad, really, but nutrition experts say that eating as many different colors in a day as you can is good for your health. And no, sorry, that doesn't mean artificially colored processed foods or candy, just fruits and vegetables.
Most days it's not so hard to get to two, maybe three, but can you challenge yourself to get four or more different colors in a day? Here are some examples of each to get you started:
Red: Apples, beets, tomatoes, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, watermelon.
Orange: Oranges, clementines, carrots, squash.
Yellow: Yellow bell peppers, summer squash, lemons, bananas, pineapple.
Green: Lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, green beans, peas, kiwi...the list goes on forever!
Blue: This one is tough, since there aren't too many naturally blue foods. Blueberries and blue potatoes are about it!
Violet: Red cabbage, radicchio, red romaine or Boston lettuce, grapes, eggplant, blackberries.
What are your favorite colorful vegetables and fruits, and how do you work them in to your diet?
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