Have you heard you should “eat the rainbow”? (No, we aren’t talking about candy!) A fruit or vegetable’s color can indicate its health benefits, and each color means the food contains different essential nutrients we all need in our diet.
For example, red indicates flavonoids and carotenoids; while blue and purple indicate anthocyanins, antioxidants that are associated with healthy aging and heart health. Eating a “colorful” diet will provide you not only with a range of tasty flavors but will also help to optimize your overall health.
Try this recipe for a quick and delicious Rainbow Salsa to get started.
– Paul J. Thein, ED.S., Core Health Partners