Following the National Nutrition Month theme of Eat Right…With Color, today’s tip of the day is to choose a deeply-colored food. According to The Produce for Better Health Foundation, phytochemicals in plant foods are what gives the foods their color. They’re also loaded with nutrients, so choosing a wide variety of colors helps
ensure you’re getting a mix of benefits. A good rule of thumb is, the deeper the color – the more nutrients. I hate steering people away from one fruit or vegetable to another (such as choose romaine lettuce, spinach or kale over iceberg), since I’d much rather people eat veggies and fruits…period! But as you make your food decisions, ask yourself – can I go with something a bit more nutrient-rich?