Om Friday Fit Tip: Eat The Rainbow
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is a reason why it’s best for your meal to have a colorful setting. Adding an array of colors to your diet not only spruces up your plate, but is an easy way to improve your health. Listed below are some colorful foods and the benefits they provide.
Red Chili Peppers- Suppress your appetite longer, and are great on top of eggs in the morning or added to a sandwich for lunch.
Strawberries- Naturally whiten teeth and are great when added to green tea.
Beets- Increase endurance and muscle strength, and are delicious when placed in a satisfying salad.
Mangos- Aids in cancer prevention, the perfect morning juice.
Sweet Potatoes - Increases potassium levels and assists with muscle building and preventing tissue loss. Mashed or baked as side dishes go great with any meal.
Pumpkins- Increase memory and hand-eye coordination, pumpkin muffins & pancakes are perfect for brisk Fall mornings.
Bell Peppers- Great source of Vitamin C that will help boost energy levels while burning fat, goes great with stir- fry or in a sandwich.
Pineapple- Aids in proper food digestion enabling individuals to often feel less bloated.
Corn- Filled with antioxidants that helps fight disease, grilled corn on the cob is a stable around summertime barbecues.
Spinach- Protects the skin from UV damage, steamed spinach is a great way to enjoy this healthy vegetable.
Pears- Help fight hunger, water and fiber keep you feeling full.
Avocados- Contain mono saturated fat (good for you), perfect in a salad or dip.
Purple and Blue:
Plums- Inhibit growth of viruses, the perfect substitute for jelly on a peanut butter sandwich.
Blueberries- Great source of antioxidants as well as a memory agent.
Raisins- Excellent power snack.