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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Do you eat the colours of the rainbow ?

'Come on now eat your greens' ... is something my Mum used to say, and sure enough there was usually at least two green vegetables on my plate, very often peas and cabbage - and I did eat them up!

"Including vegetables in your diet is extremely important. Veggies are incredibly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which boost your health and help fight off disease. Additionally, they are beneficial for weight control due to their low calorie content. Health authorities around the world recommend that adults consume several servings of vegetables each day, but this can be difficult for some people. Some find it inconvenient to eat vegetables, while others are simply unsure how to prepare them in an appetizing way."

Nowadays, when it comes to vegetables we could eat the colours of the rainbow, there are so many great colours to choose.

The colours of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. So starting with Red - how about red pepper or red tomato. Moving onto Orange - how about carrot or an orange pepper. Next is yellow - so it could be butternut squash or a yellow pepper. Yes, it's Green next - so broccoli or Brussel sprouts ... now the last three colours of blue, indigo and violet may be easier to achieve if we think of them as one! Aubergine (eggplant) is a good start, followed by purple cabbage and how about purple cauliflower!

Have you any rainbow favourites, do please share them ...


You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

33 comments:

Ananka said...

I'd eat everything in that selection! They say the more colourful the veg choice the better :-D

Laura. M said...

Sí. Me gusta ahora en verano comer los menús más frescos y con mucho color.
Gracias por vuestras recomendaciones.
Buena semana.
Un arazo.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's a fun way to look at it :)

Tom said...

...I eat and enjoy everything in the basket.

happyone said...

Some favorite reds are bell peppers and strawberries both of which I've had today.

Elephant's Child said...

I do eat a rainbow - but at the moment am craving greens. So I am eating lots of them.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Such good information, Jan! We are lucky to have a number of those same beauties and more in our refrigerator.

Anonymous said...

I do try to eat the colours of the rainbow -Christine cmlk79.blogspot.com

peppylady (Dora) said...

Pretty much.
Coffee is on and stay safe

J.P. Alexander said...

Trato de comer de todo. Te mando un beso.

Conniecrafter said...

I don't get them everyday but throughout the week I try to get them in, guess I need to strive for more each day

Margaret D said...

I guess we do in this house.

Valerie-Jael said...

Veggies are always sooo good! Valerie

Jo said...

I try to eat a good mix of colours, though I struggle a bit with the purple bit.

eileeninmd said...

The veggies look so colorful and pretty.
I love the red, yellow and orange peppers.
I wish I could get my hubby to eat more veggies, I love them all.
Take care, enjoy your day!

CJ Kennedy said...

We try to

Carla from The River said...

We do better at this during the summer months when our garden is in full production. I am going to try to harvest more and more garden goodness this season, in hopes to keep our rainbow of eating going into the winter.
xx oo
Carla

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Greens, red pepper, purple onion, orange carrots, yellow squash. Blueberries. :)

Mary Kirkland said...

I like fruits and vegetables so I do.

William Kendall said...

I try to get a mix. I draw the line at beans though.

Martha said...

We eat a lot of fruits and veggies! Lots of colours in this house.

Jeanie said...

I do eat most of the rainbow although violet is a challenge (I'm not fond of eggplant!) Especially during summer when the veggies at the market are so beautiful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My kind of rainbow. My kind of meals!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

That's a good way to remember to eat different types of fruits and vegetables.

My name is Erika. said...

They say 5 colors a day. I love remembering my veggie intake that way. Have a wonderful time away too! Enjoy.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love fruit and veg and love the look of all the colours too.

Angie said...

Jan - what a coincidence that you should write about this during the week that I had my wellness appointment and my doc recommended that I eat more of the "rainbow" and that I cut back on beef, pork and processed meats. OK! You gave me some great ideas. I think we definitely do not do the purple color well. Enjoy your blogging break!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I do try to eat the rainbow and eat many fruits and veggies daily especially with the huge fresh variety that is available in the summer. Great post, thanks.

Kay said...

Hmmm... we haven't had eggplants in a long time, but we do love beets.

Snowbird said...

What a lovely combination of rainbow veg. I eat tons of the stuff. xxx

Teresa said...

Siempre he comido verduras, me gustan mucho. Besos.

baili said...

I love rainbow colours of vegetables :).

Veggies are healthy choice no doubt but colorful vegetables affect appetite surly in positive way

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day, even including eggplant in a couple of dishes.