Fitness Tip of the Day: Eat the Rainbow

Eat healthy by adding colorful foods to your diet

If you are looking for a way to increase the nutrient and vitamin content of your diet, one of the simplest ways to do that is to remember to “eat the rainbow.”

That basically means if you increase the color content of your diet, you will more than likely increase many of these good things as well.

For instance, red foods like tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene which has been shown to aid in cancer defense. Orange/yellow foods contain carotenoids which have been shown to improve the immune system and vision. Green foods contain a plethora of vitamins and minerals that are essential for many bodily functions. Finally, blue foods like blueberries contain one of the biggest punches of antioxidants out there. Add some color to your diet!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.


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