• Rainbow Diet Challenge

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    What to do: Eat 1 healthy food for each color of the rainbow.

    Rainbow Diet Challenge

    This week's challenge is to eat 1 healthy food for each color of the rainbow: one color a day for 6 days.

    Getting enough variety into your diet is important for a number of reasons. First, it's going to help to prevent boredom. Food is something that is meant to be enjoyed and the more variety you can get, the easier it is to stay on course.

    In addition, eating a high amount of variety is important to meet your nutritional needs. While counting calories, you also must be thinking about all the micronutrients that your body needs as well.

    Eating foods from all colors is one of the best ways to combat this.

    Let's have a look at some example foods that would represent each color.

    Orange

    The first color to tackle is orange. Brightly colored orange foods is a good sign that they're high in vitamin C or vitamin A and will serve as strong antioxidants for the body.

    Two top picks in this color category include oranges and carrots. Oranges are great for boosting your immune system. Carrots will help ensure a healthy metabolism and help to reduce your risk of night blindness.

    Yellow

    Yellow is another color you'll want to get in. The most common choice here would be the banana, which is loaded in potassium and a great pick for those performing intense physical exercise. Getting in enough potassium is important for ensuring that you are going to be sustaining strong muscular contractions.

    Another option under the yellow category would be yellow peppers, which are also high in vitamin C content and liven up any dish in a hurry.

    Red

    Moving along, don't overlook red. Red is a powerful color and tomatoes are the perfect choice here. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which will promote a healthy prostate gland, so are especially important for males to consume.

    Red can also be found in red peppers, also rich in vitamin C. You'll also receive a dose of capsaicin, which is a compound that can enhance your metabolic rate, causing you to burn more calories on a daily basis.

    Green

    Green rich foods are cancer-fighting foods and come primarily from vegetables. Top picks here include spinach, broccoli, green cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Green vegetables are very low in calories, and are also loaded in fiber content.

    This makes them ideal for keeping your blood sugar levels stable while keeping hunger lower as well.

    Serve these up with as many meals as you can - you literally cannot get too many fresh vegetables in your diet.

    Purple

    Purple is yet another food choice that you'll want to consider. Purple is best found in cabbage, which is one of the best cancer-fighting foods around. Serve cabbage up in a salad, stir-fry, or prepare cabbage rolls from it.

    Purple can also come from purple grapes, which contain the same compounds found in wine that can boost heart health and improve cholesterol levels.

    Grapes provide the perfect sweet treat to satisfy any craving in a hurry.

    Blue

    Finally, blue is the last color that you want to be sure you're taking in with your diet. Blue you can get from blueberries, which are a great brain boosting food to include in your diet.

    This food is also very rich in antioxidants and will help to fend off free radical damage. At just 50 calories per half cup, you can easily add it to your day without a problem.

    So there you have a few examples from each color of the rainbow. Make it your mission this week to eat at least one food representing each color every single day.

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  • Piesciuk 1550 days ago
    Orange = Sweet Potato
  • Water72 1759 days ago
    Ate spinach with eggs
  • Bkmahan 1821 days ago
    Strawberries
    Blueberries
    Spinach
  • Bkmahan 1824 days ago
    Red tomato
    Yellow banana
  • Bkmahan 1826 days ago
    Spinach salad - green
  • Harrypotterhead 1956 days ago
    Orange carrots
    Red tomatoe
  • Luci 2031 days ago
    Orange carrots
    Green spinach
    Blue blueberries
    Red raspberries
    Yellow apple
  • Luci 2033 days ago
    Green brocoli
    Red tomato
    Orange tomato
    Yellow apple
    Yummmm!!!
  • Luci 2034 days ago
    Red, green, orange tomatos! Yummy and green apple :)
  • 13amy 2078 days ago
    Yellow summer squash.
  • Benjamen 2079 days ago
    I ate purple yesterday, plum
  • Benjamen 2081 days ago
    I ate red today ( tomato)
  • Benjamen 2082 days ago
    I ate orange! Carrots
  • craftygirl424 2121 days ago
    Today I ate a apple! Rainbow food Challenge! Fun!!!
  • 45kk 2155 days ago
    Yellow day - banana, lemon water
  • 45kk 2157 days ago
    Orange day - Ate carrots
  • Lizzard101 2183 days ago
    This one is really hard
  • josch 2256 days ago
    Orange: orange
    Yellow:a lime
    Red:radishes
    Green: celery
    Purple:
    Blue:
  • josch 2259 days ago
    Day 1 an orange
    day 2 a lime
    Day 3 radishes
  • josch 2261 days ago
    Day 1 done.
    Orange: orange
    Yellow:
    Red:
    Green:
    Purple
    Blue:

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