A Challenge to your daily healthy eating habits
So this week, tell me if you are mindful of the natural colors in food and their importance. THEN, I encourage you to eat all the colors of the rainbow everyday. Hey, you know the rainbow signifies a promise God made to never flood the earth? Well, isn’t it cool that the life-giving antioxidants reside IN the colors? Think about vitamin A. It is found in orange like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and also in dark greens like mustard greens, beet greens, parsley, etc. Beta, carotene, a carotenoid of vitamin A supports the immune system.
Think about the protective aspects of red. Protecting our blood and heart fighting off free radicals that harm us with lycopene . Red and purple form grapes and berries contain resverator and decreases estrogen. Brown (I know–not a color of the rainbow) contains important antioxidants and fiber that carry out toxins/carcinogens; you’ll find this in whole grains and legumes. Blue in blueberries fights free radicals by protecting against urinary tract infections and improving eye sight. Green also includes folate, helping build healthy cells. The green/white in veggies like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage fight carcinogens. The white/green contains allyl sulfides in garlic, chives, onions destroy cancer cells.
This is just a glimpse of the benefits of healthy colorful eating. Stay on track with natural foods that God made!
Thank you God for providing us all this great food to keep us healthy.