Color Through Food and Diet

An easy way to introduce color into your life is within the foods you eat. You can select colors to go with your palette or you can eat the fruits and vegetables for good health. Just be sure you have a balanced diet with all the different foods. You don’t want to have too much of one color and not enough of another. The colors of the food will draw us in and when we eat them, we get all the nutrients plus the healing of the color.

When you go to the store, look around at the produce and see what catches your eye at first. See what colors really attract you. Is it the Yellow bananas or the bright red apples? Is it the cold green celery or the deep purple of the eggplant that catches your eye? Choose your food wisely and eat wisely and in moderation to each color.

For Red foods: Radishes, Cherries, Beets, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Watermelon, Cabbage, Meat, Onions, Grapefruit, Apples, Grapes, Pomegranate, and Peppers,

For Yellow Foods: Bananas, Beans, Apricots, Butter or Margarine, Corn, Lemons, Melon, Onion, Persimmons, Squash, Apples, Onions, and Yolks of eggs

For Blue Foods: Plums, Eggplant, Grapes, Raisins, Prunes, Dates

For Orange Foods: Carrots, Pumpkins, Carrots, Yams, Rutabagas, Peaches, Oranges, Tangerines, Kumquats, and Papaya

For Green Foods: Lettuce, Spinach, Beans, Kale, Cabbage, Celery, Peas, Lima Beans, Collard greens, Turnip Greens, Zucchini, Apples, Onions, and Broccoli

This was just a short list of foods you can choose from to get your daily allotment of color. Take this list to the store and cross off the ones you picked this week and next week, try others. Go down the whole list mixing and matching your colors. Let it be a fun things to see how long it takes you to get through the entire list. Have your family join in too, and teach the kids while they are young to eat right and it will follow them into adulthood.

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