By Joe Cross
Do you ever think about why we see in color and not in black and white? Well, I do, and I reckon it’s so we can see the beautiful fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature has provided for us. Green, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and even white fruits and vegetables – the colors of the rainbow that are grown right out of the ground, nourished by sunlight, and not tweaked in a lab or dyed an unnatural color— are the healthiest foods on the planet.
And guess what? Their color actually means something. The red beets and the orange carrots pictured above are both super healthy, but they offer different health properties which is why you often hear me say, “Eat the rainbow every day.” Each color family is rich in unique and important micronutrients that are comprised of phytonutrients (plant compounds), vitamins and minerals that fuel your body to function optimally. Bottom line? The more color we consume, the larger the variety of nutrients we are adding to our bodies.
To better understand just how powerful these plants are, we’ve created a helpful “The Benefits of Eating the Rainbow” infographic to remind you why it’s important to eat a variety of colorful, vibrant fruits and vegetables.