Why eating the rainbow is critical for your health

You’ve heard it since you were a kid – eat your veggies!

We can tell you that THE number one thing we look at when it comes to someone’s food intake is the number of vegetables they consume in a day. This is because their benefits are SO outstanding its hard to even know where to begin.

From cancer, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes to arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive health and more, vegetables simply RULE.

But WHAT is it that is so beneficial? Yes, they are low in carbs and high in fiber. But they also deliver an array of nutrients and plant chemicals that are too numerous to count. And what most people don’t realize is that much of this “goodness” comes packed in the COLOR of the vegetable.

These include bright yellow and orange peppers, ruby red beets, purple cabbage and potatoes, and all the shades of greens in veggies such as cucumbers, kale, fennel, celery and more.

By the way, we don’t want you to discount the benefits of white veggies. Although they are not a “color” on the rainbow, they are still jam packed with great nutrition. To learn more and download our white veggie handout (with fabulous recipes), click HERE.

And now, onto our video! To hear more about what the magical colors can do for you, click on our latest 3 tips in 3 minutes video below where we share our 3 reasons why color MATTERS. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking on the pop up circle that appears at the end of the video. 

Here is your homework . . . next time you go to the supermarket, think rainbow and be sure to choose a variety of color in your produce (hint: choose at least one that you do not typically eat).



stephanie goodman and jane schwartz


Jane and Stephanie, creators of The Simply Nourished Solution™, are nutritionists who help women over 50 go from overweight, frustrated, and inflamed to lighter and healthier so they can be more active, feel good in their bodies, and live the second half of life with energy and confidence. Their 3-pronged approach, which can fit into any lifestyle, encompasses not only wholesome energizing foods but powerful habit and mindset shifts.


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