Eating the rainbow is a fundamental healthy eating tip. (And no, not artificially colored foods like Skittles or M&Ms!) But what does it mean? Why is it important to get a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet?
You may be tempted to find a few foods you or your kids or family members like and to focus on eating those. And it can be easy to fall into routines. But the truth is: Our bodies benefit from variety. For optimal health, we need a rainbow of nutrients and colors.
In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers. And many of them bring their own distinctive colors.
Eating a diversity of colorful foods can be an easy way to get a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive.
The advice to “eat the rainbow” is often used with kids. And while kids especially need a diversity of foods in their diets, so do adults. - 2 hours ago