Surely you’ve heard the phrase “eat your colors,” but what does it mean? A simple concept with plentiful benefits, eating your colors is a novel concept for some. From apples to peas to everything in between, we’ll help you understand how to eat your colors, and why it’s imperative to your health to do so!
Colorful foods, which generally consist of fruits and vegetables, contain an abundance of the vitamins and antioxidants needed in order to maintain proper health with few calories. Along with maintaining good health, nutrients in vegetables and fruits work together to protect against several diseases. According to Heart.org, a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of many serious and chronic health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some types of cancer.
FoorRevolution.org claims that 8 out of 10 people in the US are falling short in virtually every color category of phytonutrients. According to the food pyramid, you should be consuming up to nine servings of vegetables and fruits each day. With so many vegetables and fruits to choose from, and with so many ways to enjoy them, it’s create a “colorful” diet that’s satisfying, nutritious and delicious.
All forms of fruits and vegetables – fresh, frozen, canned, and dried – can be part of a healthy diet. They are among the most versatile, convenient and affordable foods you can eat. Low in calories with zero added sugars, fruits and vegetables can fill up your stomach due to the fiber and water they contain, which can help keep weight on track.
From the reds of our Strawberry Fruit Crisps to the yellow of our bananas to the greens in our Freeze-Dried Sugar Snap Peas, Brothers All Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisps contain many colors from all ends of the rainbow spectrum. With no added colors or preservatives, our Freeze-Dried Fruit is the perfect addition to your diet when trying to incorporate more colors!