“Rainbow Eating” as it’s called, means simply eating a wide range of colors that are found naturally in different fruits and vegetables. The basic idea is that one’s diet should cover all colors of the rainbow and that this balance would also thereby include all the nutrients and vitamins that one should be consuming regularly anyway.
Each color section of fruits and vegetables generally covers different sections of vitamins and nutrients. For example, yellow fruits and vegetables like squash or citrus are full of vitamins C and A, which help keep your immune system healthy and keep you from getting sick. Green foods like Kale, Asparagus, or avocados, include vitamins K, B, and E, which help make blood and bones healthier and also help the body’s metabolism and energy levels. The important thing to remember though is that rainbow eating offers a guideline to people with their diets. If you only ate oranges, lemons, apples, and grapes, the natural sugars in that much fruit still aren’t very healthy and don’t include other ingredients and nutrients in the other foods. Rainbow eating is not a way to cheat real dieting toward a healthier life; it’s a system to loosely point you in the right direction to a healthy, balanced diet.
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