My wife has always held the belief that when we have a salad, it should look like a rainbow. That is, it should have all the spectrum of colors of the rainbow in the salad for the greatest variety and amount of nutrients for our body’s needs.
One of our favorite restaurants called Fresh Choice in the Arboretum area in North Austin, recently send me an email with a nice little tip-bit when it comes to choosing the vegetables and fruits according to their color. I thought it was short, concise and insightful that many may find it useful. So, below is a copy of it for your reference.
Enjoy your next Rainbow Salad!
RED helps maintain memory function & a healthy heart
Fruits: red apples, cherries, cranberries, strawberries & watermelon
Vegetables: beets, red onions, radishes, red peppers & tomatoes
WHITE helps maintain healthy cholesterol & a healthy heart
Fruits: bananas, dates, brown pears & white peaches
Vegetables: cauliflower, garlic, onions, jicama, ginger & mushrooms
YELLOW/ORANGE helps maintain vision health
Fruits: grapefruit, mangoes, oranges, peaches & apricots
Vegetables: carrots, corn, yellow peppers & sweet potatoes
BLUE/PURPLE helps maintain memory function & healthy aging
Fruits: blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins & purple grapes
Vegetables: eggplant, purple cabbage & purple asparagus
GREEN helps maintain vision health, strong bones & teeth
Fruits: avocados, honeydew, kiwi, limes & green apples
Vegetables: artichokes, broccoli, green beans, celery & spinach