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Use the Rainbow to Guide Healthier Meals

By Tom Herrin

No matter how it is viewed, most people would like to eat healthier and be healthier.  One of the problems with meals is that people become so accustomed to their normal routine that they dare not risk trying anything new and different.  It is just a matter of human nature for many, but it doesn't have to be.  Making meals healthier can be done in lots of different ways.  One of the simplest ways is to add color.  It takes very little planning or effort, and can be done without spending any large amount of money.

Most Know Greens Are Good

While it is pretty well-known that greens have a lot of good properties, they have a generally bad reputation.  It may be due to the fact that people were told to eat them as children as if they were a bad tasting medicine.  It may have seemed like a matter of holding their noses and having a bite or two.  Greens do offer some good benefits.  Some of these are that they increase energy, aid digestion, and detox the body.  All of them don't have the same flavor, so it is possible to eat some and enjoy them.  A few of the goods in this group are peas, kale, green apples, kiwi, and green grapes.  

Yellows Have a Taste of Their Own

Some people may have never really had the privilege of having yellow foods much.  These yellow, and sometimes orange, foods are really good but often get overlooked.  Besides being helpful to the eyes, they also may support the joints and help to protect the skin.  Some of these foods are thought of as something that may be grown in home gardens.  No matter where they come from, they can be pretty good.  Some of these foods include carrots, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, lemons, and mangoes.

Let the Sky Be the Limit

All we need to do is let our imagination run wild.  If we can visualize a color, we should be able to find a food to match.  The more diverse our plates, the healthier they may be.  While this is no guarantee, it is the simplest way to go about getting to the point.  In our family, we like to take turns choosing colors, then find foods to go with them.  It works well for us, hopefully it will for you as well.

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

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