When someone says eat the rainbow they are trying to explain in a simplified way, that the color of your food can tell you more about its nutritional value, and eating a variety of colors is one sure method to get as many of those vitamins and minerals as possible. The statement is oversimplified of a real issue.
Red vegetables and fruits help to fight cancer, reduce risk of diabetes, improve skin quality and they have benefits of anti-inflammatory anti-cancer gastrointestinal hormonal and liver
YELLOW AND ORANGE
Orange and yellow pepper
These foods are rich in vitamin C and carotenoid including beta carotene. Citrus fruit contains a unique phytonutrient called hesperidin which helps to increase blood flow.
These foods contain anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, cell protective properties.
These are the healthiest foods we can eat. Green fruits and vegetables are rich in lutein and Vitamin K which is essential for blood and bones. During pregnancy it prevents congenital disabilities. It is anti-inflammatory. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli have been shown to enhance immune function, while dark leafy greens like kale may improve mood. Kiwi fruit has been shown to help alleviate a wide array of maladies form of common cold to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) to insomnia and may even help repair DNA damage.
BLUE INDIGO VIOLET
These foods are anti-cancer anti-inflammatory. They are rich in phytonutrients. The bioactive phytochemicals in berries work to repair damage from oxidatives stress and inflammation.
BROWN WHITE BEIGE
These foods may not be as bright as the others but still are a healthy choice. Broccoli cauliflower are the cruciferous vegetables rich in anti-cancer compounds. Garlic and onion are in the allium family of vegetables and contain the powerful cancer fighting compounds.
EATING THE RAINBOW IS A FUNDAMENTAL HEALTHY EATING TIP