Eat the Rainbow

When filling your plate with food, you want to ensure it is full of colorful fruits and vegetables as these contain powerful nutrients that ensure the body receives a comprehensive array of essential elements! These nutrients include antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. As the image depicts below, colors often signify a particular element with its correlating health benefit present in that food. Thus, color acts as a fantastic tool when selecting which nutrients to put on your plate. Finally, according to the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA), it is advised to include four to five servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Following these recommendations, your goal should be to incorporate 1-2 food items from each color category per day!