Say No to Brown and White Meals
By Tom Herrin
For those who may have been raised on the old standard of meat and potatoes, there are other foods out there that can make up some pretty healthy meals. While those meals from the past were often made up of meat, potatoes, gravy, and bread, it was also considered to be the best meals possible. At least, that was the thinking of many. In more recent times, people have begun to recognize that having more color in meals is a good way to make them healthier. What may be even better is that an easy way to do that is to just add color.
Greens Have Been on the Radar a Long Time
No matter where a person is from, there is a good chance that they heard about their need to eat their greens time and again. There has long been an understanding that they had a lot of value. One of the problems may be that those who were doing the telling may have felt that greens did not necessarily taste that good either. This could have translated into a sense that greens were a necessary evil. It does not have to be the case. There is a big variety of foods that fall into this group. They are believed to increase energy, aid digestion, and help tissue to heal. A few of these foods are kale, broccoli, avocado, kiwi, and green grapes.
Blues Have Received More Attention
At one time, discussion about eating more blue foods was a foreign concept. In recent years, there seems to have been a considerable amount of attention to the benefits of the blue foods. Some of the best known are that they are high in antioxidants, help fight inflammation, and boost memory. A few of these blue, or purple, foods are blueberries, eggplant, purple cabbage, prunes, and figs.
You Don't Have Eat Bland Meals
No matter what you have always done, you can change it. Eating meals with more color can make them more attractive as well as healthier. A good thing for most of us is that it is really easy. If we take turns selecting different colors to add to our meals, we can challenge one another to do more. Finding foods that go with the colors can be fun. Even though it is not an exact science, the idea of making something healthy by adding color still does some good.
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