Did you know that the most vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables have the most nutrition?
Well they do! A colorful plate of fruits and vegetables is packed with vitamins and minerals and the stuff a strong body is made of! AND because it’s summer, there are tons of fruits and vegetables on sale making it soooo easy to be colorful. Might I add that kids are drawn to colorful things:)
So here is a brief guide to the nutrients found in different colored fruits & veggies (this list is not comprehensive):
Red, Blue, & Purple give plenty of antioxidants.
Orange & Yellow are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and bromelaine.
Green is a calcium booster with lots of vitamin A & K.
White gives you vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, vitamin b12, and niacin.
Here is the contest! Join the DT Weekly Challenge Group. As you eat colorful things this week, post pictures of your most colorful meals (post as many as you want) on the group wall! Then get your friends and family to like your photos! The photo with the most likes will win $50!
On JUNE 13, 2014 we’ll tally the likes and message the winner (…to find out where to send prize money)! Look for the winning photo to be Announced June 16th!