Let’s talk about colorful food! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎
Of course it’s pretty and instagrammable, but this isn’t the only reason to eat it. It’s not even the main ;).
The more colors of fruits and veggies you incorporate into your diet, the happier your gut will be and the healthier you will be.
This is because these whole foods rich in color are rich in phytonutrients. >> Phyto = plant, so plant nutrients.
They can help bring in the good guys (balanced hormones, healthy aging, strong immune system, healthy gut and digestion) and kick out the bad guys (toxins, viruses, cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses).
Here’s some color inspo for you to get creative with:
❤️ Pomegranates, red cabbage
🧡 Oranges, butternut squash, pumpkin, carrots
💛 Yellow squash, yellow peppers
💚 Dark greens: Kale, spinach, green pepper, herbs, pumpkin seeds
💜 Beets, purple carrots
🤎 Wild rice, quinoa, buckwheat, almonds and walnuts
See this chart from the Institute For Function Medicine of a breakdown of the nutrients: