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The Power of Colour: How a Rainbow Plate can Boost your health



If you want to make sure that you’re eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, it’s recommended that you work as many different colours of foods into your meals as possible. You may have heard the term: Eat a rainbow. Ideally, these ingredients should be organic. The result should be a diet that is high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients.


Let’s break down the different colours you may see in your local health foods store.


Red


A grocery store in Vancouver may have a variety of red foods that are high in lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that supports optimal heart health in a number of ways. Look for foods at your local health foods store such as radishes, beets, tomatoes, cherries and strawberries. They're full of lycopene, in addition to other nutrients like B vitamins, vitamin C, and potassium.


Orange


Carotenoids in orange foods can decrease inflammation throughout the body, boost the body’s natural immune response and promote healthy and youthful skin. Organic orange foods include carrots, apricots, squash, peppers, mangoes and oranges.


Green


Greens are superheroes when it comes to nutrients. Foods like spinach, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and asparagus are high in B vitamins, iron and folic acid. These foods can boost your energy levels and support your immune system.


White


Don’t forget about the foods that don’t have a lot of colour but still pack a punch with nutritional content. White fruits and vegetables like onions, cauliflower and leeks are high in flavonoids, which are potent for naturally reducing your cholesterol.


If you’re ready to grocery shop at a top grocery store in Vancouver for these rainbow foods, come down to Famous Foods. We are Canada’s original natural and bulk foods store. We pride ourselves on carrying a large selection of organic foods that are high in nutrients.

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