Wow! Can you believe it is week 10 of the Real Food Experience already? I can’t believe how quickly time flies. We started the Real Food Experience with the new year. It has been so cold. It has been a good time to focus on what we are eating and work at enhancing our cooking skills. The weather got above freezing over the weekend and snow has started to melt. Makes me think that maybe we will survive this winter and spring is on its way.
The Real Food Experience is a systematic approach to dumping the harmful ingredients found in fast and processed food and getting back to eating real food. Food that is closer to nature than it is to science. Sounds like a good idea, right!? You can join us this week and get caught up by checking out our other weekly challenges on the Real Food Experience page. You can also join our Real Food Experience Facebook group and join the conversation going on over there. This week I am challenging you to “Eat a rainbow.”
No, next week I’m not going to ask you to find a unicorn. “Eat a rainbow” refers to all of the different colors you find in fruits and vegetables. The more colors you eat, the more nutrition your body gets. You could take lots of vitamin supplements each day or you could try to eat lots of different colored foods each day. Each color has its own combination of nutrients that help you to function properly and fight disease.
Each day this week, I will be discussing the various nutrients you can find in each of the colors. You will want to look for red, orange and yellow, green, blue and purple, and white fruits and vegetables. Come back and find out more each day.
For now……….fill your refrigerator with a variety of colors. They will not only be appealing to you visually, but you will rack up tons of nutrition as well.
Do you find that you only eat a few colors or do you like variety? Is there one color that you never eat? Do you take vitamin supplements or do you prefer to get your nutrition from food?
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