You will enjoy great health and culinary benefits when you choose foods with color varieties from the rainbow. Plant pigments don’t just add color to fruits, vegetables and certain seafood: they also serve as the top dietary sources of anti-aging antioxidants and disease-preventative phytonutrients. What are phytonutrients you ask? Simply stated, “phyto” means plant, therefore a phytonutrient is a nutrient derived from a plant. These phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants which are nature’s best anti-inflammatory agents. Since inflammation is at the basis of many degenerative conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, wrinkled and sagging skin we need to build up our defenses against this hidden enemy. Do this by selecting a diet rich in colorful fruits, vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, beans and legumes. Follow my food rainbow to discover the optimal health and anti-aging pot of gold at the other side.
Red: Wild Alaskan Salmon, Shrimp, Tomatoes, Strawberries and Raspberries
Orange: Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Nectarines and Orange Peppers
Yellow: Almonds, Garlic, Halibut, Summer Squash, Lemons and Olive Oil
Green: Asparagus, Avocado, Spinach, Broccoli, Green Apples and Green Tea
Purple: Purple Cabbage, Blackberries, Eggplant and Cabernet Sauvignon