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It is widely known that nutritionists and dietitians encourage us to consume a diet based on a rainbow of foods. Green leafy vegetables, yellow peppers and squash, orange carrots, red apples, purple cabbage, and so on.
Each of the colors represents a different nutrient or compound that work with your body to keep it healthy. These colors make the food visually appealing. Since we eat with our eyes before anything goes into our mouths, we strive to keep our food attractive.
In the age of processed foods, however, food coloring is added to create that fresh, attractive look. Bright red strawberry fillings in cereal bars and multi-hued candy coated shells dazzle our eyes and make our stomachs rumble in anticipation. Read More…
Moreover, colors stimulate certain feelings and moods.
Did you know that the color pigments in food affect the different parts of the body? I think this sounds amazing. Join me in following the rainbow of beautiful colors offered in the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables and discover that “gold”.
I will call this adventure the Color Me Beautiful series. In this series, I will be sharing about what is behind these colors in our foods and what these beautiful colors of the rainbow mean for your health. Once people are aware of this dietary color concept, we are encouraged to creatively including fruits and vegetables at meals that will help them to include a wide range of different foods.
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