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How Do Painted Meals Sound?

By Tom Herrin

Years ago, I remember traveling through the deserts of the southwestern part of the country.  One of the things we wanted to see was the desert that had so many natural colors.  It was a sight such as we had never seen.  There is something to be said about a multitude of colors.  This may apply in some other things as well.  When it comes to foods, color can make them have a different appearance.  It is also a good way to be certain that they are healthier.  A general rule is that the more color, the better.  It makes it an easy way to improve them without spending a lot of time and effort researching things to put in.  

Try Some Yellows

A lot of people never give much thought about adding yellow foods.  The orange foods also fall into this group.  They are some foods that many people never think about including in their meals.  Besides the well known benefits to the eyes, some of the yellows also may support the joints and help protect the skin.  In addition to those carrots that everyone thinks of, a few others in this group are sweet potatoes, yellow squash, corn, peaches, and pineapples.

Everyone Knows Greens Are Good

Even if they don't care for them, most people have been told how they need to eat more greens.  A problem for many may be that they were told to eat them but given few choices about which ones to eat.  As a result, they felt they had to choke them down.  Greens are believed to increase energy, aid digestion, and help tissue to heal.  A few of the foods in this group are peas, kale, kiwi, avocado, and green grapes.  There are some good options for those who don't like the traditional green vegetables.

Get a Pencil and Some Paints

We can each create whatever we want in the way of colorful meals.  One of the things we enjoy doing is taking turns making our own colorful meals.  Even simply drawing a meal, then finding foods that fit may accomplish what we want to do.  We have found that it can be fun and challenging to do this.  With each member taking their turn, it seems that we get more people taking ownership in making meals.  It also encourages them to be willing to try new foods more often.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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