8. Rainbows and Unicorns

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days


A quick way to pack in nutrition; eat a rainbow! And poop unicorns! (Just kidding.)

Honestly, the more colourful you can make the food on your plate the more nutrients and assortment of vitamins and minerals you can ensure you are consuming.  The brighter the whole food is, the more antioxidants it tends to contain.

The goal of the rainbow isn’t to get everything in every meal, but to get all the colours into your system throughout the course of a day.  Try it out – see how well you can do!  Some examples are below.

Red – raspberries, tomatoes, pomegranate, cherries, bell peppers, rhubarb

Orange – oranges, tangerines, butternut squash, bell peppers, pumpkin, carrots

Yellow – bananas, loquats, cauliflower, lemons, pineapple, corn

Green – spinach, broccoli, limes, chard, kale, zucchini, peas

Blue/Purple – blueberries, plums, beets, spanish onions, blackberries, eggplant, grapes

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days


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