NO, I’m not suggesting eating crayons or magic markers…LOL!
However, did you know the color of the food you eat can determine it’s nutritional value and purpose?
YES!…Eating colors for health is super good for YOU!
For instance, the color purple is good for the heart, arteries, brain and bone. Green (I REALLY LIKE GREEN!) aids lung health, liver function and eye health.
What’s the SECRET?
Phyto is the Greek word for “plant”. So phytonutrients, in plain english, are “plant nutrients.”
Phytonutrients are compounds found within plants that serve various functions to that plants survival such as, protecting from bugs, fungi, germs, uv radiation and other threats.
Not only do phytonutrients serve plants well, they are also BENEFICIAL TO HUMANS!
Phytonutrients fall into their own catergory not related to carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, proteins, minerals or vitamins.
How to Get Phytonutrients?
Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and plant foods that contain thousands of phytonutrients such as , blueberries, blackberries, squash, kale, spinach collard greens, carrots and so many more.
The myriad of vegetable and fruits give each and everyone the necessary phytonutrients.required to sustain every functioning cell in our body.
At present, it’s said that there are at least 10,000 different Phytonutrients and many more to be discovered.
Check Out the Chart Below For More Information
So, please eat your colors….fruits and vegetables….not Crayola…LOL!
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