The Power of a Colorful Plate

Here at NYC Adventure Boot Camp we believe in proper nutrition. If you eat healthy, you will be healthy. You may not have heard it before, but you will learn it now. The more color that you incorporate into your diet, the better off you will be. This is a lesson that holds true not only for proper nutrition, but to protect your health as well. When you eat foods that are loaded with color you are getting so many wonderful nutrients, and it’s so easy to do.

Think of the foods that offer the most color—the majority of them lie within fruits and vegetables. What’s so great about this particular food group is that all options are virtually fat free, low in calories, and yet they pack an intense nutritional punch. So if you want to really bump up the nutritional quota of your plate and enjoy healthy and delicious meals, this is the way to do it.

The More Colorful the Better

The very best nutrients come from those foods that have the deepest and most vibrant hues. So if you are looking for suggested foods within this category think of options like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, oranges, apples, mangoes, and carrots. These are just a few but you see that these are the types of foods that have color to them and therefore that means great nutritional power.

Contained within these colorful skins and foods themselves are vitamins, minerals, and even antioxidants. What those do for you is naturally boost your immune system. They help to keep you healthy in the short term by fighting off the germs you come into contact with. They also have some great long term health benefits and therefore the more colorful the better it is for you.

Adding in Color to Every Meal

As a rule of thumb you want to add more color to every meal. We all have areas for improvement. Whenever you eat a meal you want to incorporate these colorful foods in somehow. Perhaps throw some blueberries in your yogurt for a nice twist that also happens to be delicious. Consider a salad made from broccoli and eggplant for a creative alternative.

Try to come up with creative ways of incorporating more color into your meals. You should also aim to combine food groups wherever possible. This means that you are going to want to combine low fat dairy products, lean proteins, and whole grains with colorful fruits and vegetables at every sitting. Before you know it, you will be eating with more color and not even realize it!

Create a Rainbow

It helps to instill these habits in kids in your life. Try to make a switch for your family to more colorful snacks as well as meals. Rather than turning to crackers or another processed snacks, try a fresh fruit salad or even a tangerine. The more that you incorporate these foods into everyday life, the more that they will become a main fixture.

Colorful eating can be fun too and that means that the whole family can embrace it. Rather than staring at a plate of bland looking food, you can now embrace the vibrant hues and enjoy just how delicious these foods are as well. Learning to eat with color is a wonderful way of improving your life and incorporating proper nutrition, so create a rainbow at every meal for the very best effects.

If you are in New York City and interested in joining an all woman’s boot camp or Fitness Boxing Classes please visit NYC ADVENTURE BOOT CAMP, mention that you found us through our blog for and extra 15% off a membership. Come work out like a GIRL!!!

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