Energy Boosters

Most of my clients have heard me say, in response to which produce is better, “we need ALL the vegetables and fruits, because they work together.” It is also common for me to mention, “it is very important we do not look down upon any of the vegetables or fruits, especially potatoes.” This time of year can be difficult to sustain our energy levels. Thus, the more reason to seek out some of the simplest solutions….more color on your plate! Like the Jay Mankita song, “Eat like a Rainbow.”

Colors on your plate:  
Each color is produced by a different phytochemical that has a benefit for your body.

Green – Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Cabbage
(Increased production of enzymes that clear toxins from the body)

Yellow – Corn, Wax Beans, Arugula, Artichoke, Collards
(Phytochemicals accumulate in the eyes to prevent macular degeneration.)

Red – Pink Grapefruit, Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Watermelon
(Contain Lycopene, which protects us against prostate and breast cancer.)

Orange – Apricots, Carrots, Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Oranges
(Containt Vitamin A – good for your eyes, bones, and immune system.)

Blue & Purple – Blackberries, Blueberries, Eggplant, Radishes, Grapes, Cranberries
(Full of antioxidants for your heart and your brain.)

May your plates be full with color!

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