Friday, June 6, 2008

Eat your colors!

Eat your colors! Wild colors, bright colors.

That's it.

It is that simple!

Eat a variety of colors everyday and you have some of the most basic ingredients for a healthy diet.

Have you ever noticed how colors fade as they are cooked? Perhaps another indication that we need to eat more raw. Furthermore, have you ever noticed the lack of colors in fast food restaurants. They have to include in their logo and all of the surrounding decor very bright and varied colors-perhaps to make up for the lack of color in the actual food!

Red: tomatoes and tomato sauces, raspberries, apples, strawberries, pomegranates, cherries, peppers, radishes, and watermelon

Purple-blue: plums, grapes, blueberries, blackberries, red cabbage, beets, and eggplant

Oranges: oranges, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, carrots, winter squash, apricots, peppers, and mangoes

Orange-yellow: tangerines, oranges, peaches, papayas, pineapples, peppers, and nectarines

Yellow: lemons, corn, peppers, and yellow squash

Green: salad greens, kiwi, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, chives, green onions, parsley, cilantro, green beans, spinach, peppers, Swiss chard, and kale

White-green: celery, asparagus, honeydew, and pears

White: mushrooms, onions, cauliflower, garlic, leeks, shallots, bananas, artichokes, and bamboo shoots

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