The Rainbow Diet Review
If you are one of the many people who are trying to find better ways to a healthier lifestyle, you must have heard about the so-called rainbow diet. It’s the one that promotes eating all of the fruits and vegetables that mother nature gives us. Now let’s clear things up from the beginning. The rainbow diet is not really a diet. It’s just a concept, a general guideline for how to feed ourselves better. The name is just an expression used to better illustrate this concept of choosing the right variety of foods.
Nowadays we have so many food choices, and yet it seems that we have forgotten how to feed ourselves. We are constantly depriving our body of the nutrients we desperately need to survive. Just think, how many times have you stood in front of the veggie isle in the supermarket and didn’t know what to buy? The rainbow diet makes your choice smaller – you simply need to buy a few of each colour.
Eating in moderation is the best way to maintain a healthy body. Just because it is called a ‘diet’, doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself to death. Raw fruits and veggies do not contain fats, so there’s no way you can get fat by eating them, even in the middle of the night. Each color in the food spectrum has its own beneficial properties, and here’s a short overview of each one of them:
Red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, cherries, red peppers, red apples, radishes and such, contain nutrients that protects against breast and prostate cancers, heart disease and cell damage. Eating food on the red spectrum of the pallete is a huge energy booster which, by the way, contains natural sugars (that’s the good kind) and no fats.
Orange food is rich in carotenoids, which are essential to your health - they help in maintaining eye health, lowering cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure, promote collagen formation and a bunch of other very important things. So make sure you eat more carrots, pumpkins, mangoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cantaloupes and such.
Broccoli, spinach, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts and all leafy greens. They are full of nutrients like potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin C. They help in building healthy cells and genetic material, eliminate excess estrogen and can fight carcinogens. They can also help in reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Greens are also good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and boost the immune system.
Yellow foods are mostly rich in vitamin C, which makes them good for when you’re fighting a cold. This group of foods includes lemons, bananas, white peaches, nectarines, garlic, onions, mushrooms, even brown pears. These are known to prevent allergies, detox your body, and boost your immune system.
Grapes, plums, eggplants, blackberries, figs, blueberries, purple cabbage, purple asparagus, purple carrots, raisins…tasty anti - aging foods, full of antioxidants that also contribute to longevity and overall disease prevention. Figs can help you lose weight too, because they are rich in dietary fiber.
Make every meal as colourful as you can. How cool would be to make a rainbow out of food in your plate?