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Why should you eat colorful foods?

Written by hana

Rainbow food, which eats the colors of the rainbow, provides a range of nutrients that the body needs to be at its best. Variety of colors means diversifying vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, proteins of animal origin and providing targeted support for the heart, eyes, brain, muscles, immune system, bones, digestive system, etc. Better than a medicine box: a multicolored basket. The body does not know how to make all the vitamins, all the micronutrients, all the minerals or all the trace elements, the dish is there to provide them. And as a bonus, the link between the colors on the plate and the chakras…there is!

Eat foods that are red for the heart and skin

eat cherries

Eat cherries – Source: spm

This bright color reveals the presence of a whole family of super anti-inflammatories: lutein, beta-carotene, lycopene. Cooking makes lycopene more bioavailable, which increases the effect of other nutrients. Naturally present in the blood, it fights cell oxidation and thus has a protective role against cancer. Added to these pigments are vitamin C, flavonoids and folic acid that all help play a beneficial role against free radicals. From this list you can choose between beets, cherries, cranberries, red cabbage, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, red onions, watermelon, pink grapefruit, hot peppers or red peppers, red apples, radishes, red grapes, and tomatoes.

chakra side

At the base of the spine, this sapphire-colored root chakra is associated with passion, determination, energy, self-confidence, and strength. A gentle serving of red foods enhances this basic chakra.

Eat orange colored foods, for vision and immunity

Cut pineapple in a bowl

Cut pineapple in a bowl – Source: spm

The orange vegetable family is rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A (a vitamin that works on vision, skin, immune system, growth, and cellular aging) and lutein, one of the pigments in the carotenoid family found in the eyes like we would. And when beta-carotene is not converted into vitamin A, it is stored and used as an antioxidant. An essential role as oxidation is the root of cellular degeneration. And because its role does not stop there, beta-carotene stimulates growth and hormonal synthesis and promotes good skin health. Thanks to orange and yellow foods, the body is ready to strengthen the immune system. To put the sun on your plate, choose: apricot, pineapple, carrot, lemon, pumpkin,

chakra side?

Orange color corresponds to the sacred chakra around the navel associated with joy, vitality and creativity? Eat an orange to motivate her!

Eat green colored foods, for bones and detox

Green is liver friendly because it detoxifies, cleanses, filters and opens it. Lutein, which tends to be ubiquitous, is also found in green vegetables, this time along with chlorophyll! The champion of oxygen and detoxification, it symbolizes green plants. It is found in the parts exposed to light and its specific role is to absorb part of the solar energy and this is called photosynthesis. This green color, along with vitamins A, C, E and K, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron, gives a good breath of oxygen and contributes to the acid-base balance of the body. In the face of acidified food (red meat, fried food, etc.), you have to have the “basic” reaction to compensate. For this, if fruits and vegetables do the job, champions will be found in all categories in the grass color palette. Choose from the following: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, green cabbage, Brussels sprouts, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, spinach, green beans, kiwi, pears, green apples, peas, peas, green peppers, green grapes, all kinds of salads, all Herbs and aromatic herbs.

chakra side?

Green is the heart chakra, associated with love, compassion, trust and generosity. It is located between the lungs. Revitalize with foods of this vegan color!

Eat blue-colored foods, for memory and blood circulation

blueberry

Blueberries – Source: spm

Beautiful with shades of blue and violet, and her characteristics are concentrated in her skin. Memory problem? Enjoy eating yarrow and amethyst vegetables. It is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins. Their role is decisive: they are not only involved in pollination of flowers, but also protect plants from attacks of cold, light and all kinds of parasites. The multi-lid function also protects the humans who eat this fruit and vegetable. It also stimulates blood circulation and liver function. Cassie on the cake, is often low in calories and rich in vitamin C and fiber. Let’s go shopping among: eggplant, black currant, purple dandelion, black berries, blueberries, black grapes, raisins, plums, purple peppers, peaches, red cabbage,

chakra side?

Blue is the throat. It is located at the level of the thyroid gland, and symbolizes hope, energy, and the ability to say things. Need to wake him up? Blue foods will take care of that. The other chakra associated with the color indigo is that of the third eye: imagination, intuition. Located between the eyebrows, it is associated with purple-colored foods. The crown chakra, at the level of the pineal gland, is as much associated with purple as it is with white and combines with vegetables and fruits such as onions, ginger, beets and black currants.

Eat foods colored in white and brown, for digestion and immunity

Since there is more than one feature in their bags, white, beige and brown fruits and vegetables are above all anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, blood pressure regulators and digestive in addition to acting as a hormonal regulator. It is their richness in allicin that gives them all these virtues. Allicin, mainly found in garlic, onions, and leeks, comes from the enzymatic transformation of two other components (aliin and allinase) which are antimicrobial, antifungal and antiparasitic. The high potassium content in this family of plants acts directly on the muscles, heart rate, and nervous system. Go without hesitation towards garlic, bananas, celery, mushrooms, cauliflower, white dandelion, ginger, lychees, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks,

chakra side?

The solar plexus chakra is as much associated with white as it is with yellow, and located between the sternum and abdomen stimulates balance, spontaneity, and empathy and is enhanced by yellow pepper, watermelon, carrots, and corn as well as dairy, broccoli, and tofu.

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