Monthly Archives: March 2011

Be a Rainbow.


March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat right with color!”

Why add more color?

  • The more colors you consume in your diet, the wider variety of nutrients you get.
  • The more colorful your plate is, the more visually appealing it is. When it comes to food, sight and smell can make or break a deal before we even taste it!

Your fruit and veggie color guide:

  • Green produce indicates antioxidant potential and may help promote healthy vision and reduce cancer risks.
  • Orange and deep yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that promote healthy vision and immunity, and reduce the risk of some cancers.
  • Purple and blue options may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may help with memory, urinary tract health and reduced cancer risks.
  • Red indicates produce that may help maintain a healthy heart, vision, immunity and may reduce cancer risks.
  • Whitetan and brown foods sometimes contain nutrients that may promote heart health and reduce cancer risks.

Strive to get a variety of colors in each of your meals!

 

Be Healthy. Be Balanced.

-Alicia and Nikki

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