Healing By Eating the Rainbow

May 1, 2019

 

Have you ever heard the quote, “Eat the Rainbow”? Well, it’s great advice! Eating the rainbow relates to what micronutrients that food is providing you. These vitamins and minerals are essential to fueling your body and improve your health!

 

Food is medicine. And you can literally heal by changing your diet.

 

The food you eat should be nutritious and nourishing for your body. They aren’t kidding when they say, “you are what you eat” and “your body is your temple”. If you only eat processed foods, that’s what your body will become. As a result, you may find yourself sluggish, unhappy or even develop skin problems. You only get one body! Listening to your body and its needs is crucial.

 

Nourishing your body with clean organic food is vital to your life. The pigments of fruits and vegetables all have meaning. Those colors represent a variety of protective compounds. Eating the different colors supplies your body with cancer-fighting and immune boosting power.

 

White: helps to strengthen the immune system. Supports healthy bones. Reduces free radical damage and may provide antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Micronutrients: Vitamin C, Allium, Sulforaphane, Flavonoids

Food: Garlic, Cauliflower, Ginger, Potatoes, Mushrooms, Turnips, Jicama, Parsnips

 

Blue/Purple: Helps to protect the nervous system. Increases antioxidant consumption and supports immune health. Improves skin health. Good for cognitive function.

Micronutrients: Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, B-Vitamins, Antioxidants

Food: Blueberries, Blackberries, Eggplant, Plums, Grapes, Purple Cabbage, Figs, Purple Potatoes

 

Green: Helps to detoxify. Supports cellular health. Helps wound healing.

Micronutrients include: Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin K, B-Vitamins

Foods: Celery, Avocado, Kale, Kiwi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cucumbers, Asparagus, Zucchini, Pears

 

Yellow /Orange: Boosts antioxidant intake. Helps to fortify skin elasticity and promote anti-inflammatory. Provides electrolytes and healthy growth and development.

Micronutrients: Beta Carotene, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A

Food: Lemon, Bananas, Carrots, Pumpkin, Papaya, Pineapple, Sweet Potatoes, Oranges, Apricots, Bell Peppers, Squash, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Nectarines

 

Red: helps to improve heart and blood health. Aids in reducing inflammation. Supports prostate, urinary tract, and DNA health.

Micronutrients include: Lycopene, Vitamin C,  Vitamin A, Antioxidants, Manganese

Foods: Watermelon, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Cherries, Pomegranates, Grapefruit, Radishes, Red Apples, Red Onions, Beets, Red Potatoes, Red Peppers

 

 

Our bodies are always burning energy and it’s important we fuel it accordingly. A sign of a healthy meal is a colorful plate! Health is wealth ~ Just as we take care of our minds, we must take care of our bodies, it’s our home for life!

 

 

 

Much love & light,

Sarah Del Rey

 

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