Do You Eat a Rainbow?

Have you tried the ‘Rainbow’ Wraps with Carrot-Ginger Spread yet? You’ve probably heard before that it is good to ‘eat a rainbow’ because every type of color represents a different nutrient. And if there’s one thing I love about raw food, it’s the bright vibrant colors that bring every recipe to life! Do you eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day? They will help you to eliminate toxins, burn belly fat and boost your energy. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of all this colorful produce.

Red fruits & vegetables like red bell pepper, radishes and watermelon are very high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects us from heart disease & different types of cancer. It protects our DNA by neutralizing free radicals in our body, and it helps our cells to function better. Say hello to youthful skin & shiny hair!

Green fruits & vegetables like cucumber, broccoli & kale are very high in chlorophyll, calcium and other nutrients that keep your bones and teeth strong. They can also lower your blood pressure & ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, ease your digestion, and remove heavy metals from your body. Perfect for easy weight loss & increased vitality.

Orange and Yellow fruits & vegetables like carrots, squash & mango are very high in beta-carotene, an important nutrient to keep your eyes healthy and your immune system strong. It can also improve your concentration & memory, and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Do you like to spend a lot of time in the sun? Beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, will protect your skin from sun damage.

Looking for other tasty ‘rainbow’ recipes? Try this papaya avocado salsa, this juicy pineapple cucumber gazpacho or a colorful salad with Persimmon Power Dressing. Enjoy!

Now I would love to hear from you! What are your top 3 colorful raw vegan recipes? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.


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