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Published on April 2nd, 2009 | by Rachel Venokur-Clark

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Eat Colorfully-6 Colors to Eat for Vibrant Health

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Most of us know that we are supposed to eat our greens in order to stay healthy. However, eating fruits and vegetables in every color of the rainbow is the real key to making sure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs. By eating a colorful palette of produce every day, you’ll be giving your body phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are a plant-based substance that is shown to help prevent disease, cancer and the effects of aging. The brighter and more intense the color, the stronger the phytonutrients are. Each color group provides us with different important nutrients. How many colors did you eat today?

1) GREEN

Why buy Green: Contains Zinc, Vitamin A.C.E. Iron, Chlorophyll; Helps to purify the blood; Spirit lifting
Examples: Kale ; Bok Choy; Broccoli; Spinach; Kiwi

2) RED

Why buy Red: Reduce free radical damage; Supports heart and memory
Examples: Red Pepper; Tomato; Beets; Red Apples; Raspberries

3) ORANGE

Why buy Orange: Supports the eyes, Enhances night vision, Contains Beta carotene, Vitamin C
Examples: Carrots; Yam; Pumpkin; Oranges; Cantaloupe

4) YELLOW

Why buy Yellow: Promotes healthy circulation; Boosts immune health
Examples: Yellow Squash; Corn; Grapefruit; Pineapple; Lemons

5) WHITE

Why buy White: Reduces blood pressure; Can help to reduce LDL cholesterol
Examples: Garlic; Onion; Jicama; Mushrooms; Pears

6) BLUE/ PURPLE

Why buy Blue/Purple: High in antioxidants; Slows the early signs of aging; Supports heart health
Examples: Eggplant, Blueberries; Raisins; Plums

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About the Author

Rachel Venokur-Clark is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Rachel is trained in all the different dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. Rachel specializes in helping clients transition away from the standard American diet (SAD) to a more plant-based way of eating for optimum sexual health and overall vitality. Whether you are looking to clean up your diet, lose weight, control your symptoms, increase your quality of life or make a full transition, her coaching will empower you to make long lasting choices that work specifically for you. Her career has given her the opportunity to help others not only improve their health, but improve their lives and go on to live the lives they have always wanted. Rachel is currently practicing in NYC. The program can either be done in person or over the phone. Visit www.renewforanewyou.com to begin you journey towards a healthier you today.



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