Get the Colorful Rainbow Spectrum of Nutrition

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Rainbow NutritionFood comes in a variety of rainbow colors. Red strawberries, purple plums, green limes to name a few.

The good news is that these colorful plant pigments contain a variety of good vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, healthy fats, bioflavonoids, and more.

All kinds of things that are really good for people who want to be healthy, have good energy, and have a good balanced alkaline pH.

Rainbow Smoothie, Full Color Spectrum Nutrition

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Rainbow Smoothie Recipe

rainbow-smoothietxtA plum, moringa leaf (provides protein) and another leafy green like Okinawan spinach, half a banana, half an orange, strawberries, cranberry hibiscus leaf, blueberries, chia seeds, stevia powder (for sweetness) pure water, almond milk and a few ice cubes.

Start by putting the chia seeds and the pure water in the blender. Let them soak for 20 minutes if you have time. If you are in a hurry though, don’t worry about the soaking time. Add the rest of the prepared fruits and vegetables. Sprinkle in the stevia powder. If you have a real stevia plant, all the better. Top it off with enough almond or coconut milk to allow it to blend nicely. Blend it up good and pour it over the ice cubes. Enjoy! Go ahead and substitute any of the fruits and vegetables for what you have on hand or what is in season. Just try to represent all the colors of the rainbow. Purple, red, yellow, orange, blue, and green.

Phytochemicals – Plant Compounds

  • antioxidants
  • flavonoids
  • flavanols
  • flavanones
  • isoflavones
  • catechins
  • epicatechins
  • anthocyanins
  • anthocyanidins
  • proanthocyanidins
  • isothiocyanates
  • carotenoids
  • allyl sulfides
  • polyphenols
  • phenolic acids
  • quercitin
  • zeaxanthin
  • lutein
  • and many more …

Load up on the complete color spectrum of fruits and vegetables to benefit from a wide variety of great nutrients.

Variety in the diet is important. It is also a great idea to eat what is in season in the local area. You may not get every single color of the rainbow on everyday, but changing up the diet with a variety of colors helps to ensure good coverage of the nutritional bases.

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