…We have discussed how some veggies are a little bitter and need some strategic enhancements if we are to down our 1,300 servings a day.
…Since 2002, UCLA has been pushing the Color Wheel of Health. This is a way of eating plant matter by color.
…It’s the pigments that contain a lot of the nutrients (phytochemicals). The theory goes that the richer the colors, the more disease-fighting properties.
…Here are the color groups. Red: tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit.
…Red-purple: strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, grapes.
…Orange: carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, apricots, cantaloupe.
…Orange-yellow: citrus, peaches, papayas, pineapple, nectarines.
…Green: broc, Brussels, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, watercress.
…Yellow-green: Collard greens, spinach, mustard and turnip greens, avocado, green peas, green beans, honeydew.
…White-green: garlic, inions, shallots, leeks, chives.
….Eat bright to eat right! (Hey, HA just made that up.)