Hi I’m Candy Cumming a Dietician with SharpHealthcare, and today we’re going to talk about why you need color in your diet. Wheredo we get the colors? Fruits and vegetables and those beans provide all the colors weneed. And why do we need them? They are chock full of antioxidants. And what do they do?They build your immune system; they help protect you from heart disease, cancer, strokes, andalso macro nuclear degeneration, a form of blindness that affects older people.
In addition the fruits and vegetables are loaded with potassium. And that’s one of the biggestblood pressure protectors out there in nature.And also in addition to the potassium that’sin the fruits and vegetables, there’s lots of boron, helps build your bones. So betweenyour immunity, heart disease, cancer, prevention of strokes fruits and vegetables are ladenwith antioxidants. If you get a multiple vitamin that says contain antioxidants, it may containone or two. But looking at what we have here,this has hundreds, if not thousands of antioxidantsthat you need to protect your body from diseaseand to build your immunity. So how do youdo that? In any given week you want to make sure you collect a rainbow of color, by havingthe reds, the orange, the yellows, the greens,the blues and the violets. And if you eata rainbow, frequently you’ll get all the antioxidants you need. You’ll get the potassiumand you’ll get all the things that help protect you. So now you know how to get allthe colors and the antioxidants in your diet.
Make sure you eat a rainbow every week.
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