A well-balanced diet includes eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day.
A well-balanced diet, which includes fruits and vegetables with an assortment of colors helps ensure your body is getting all the beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to function optimally.
How do these elements help your body?
Phytochemicals are substances found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other plant foods that may reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Antioxidants are substances that prevent damage to cells (cancers) from free radicals.
Fiber (found in all colors!) helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check, and keeps bowels moving smoothly.
While all these health benefits are great…
How your food makes you feel and how you feel about your food is the MOST important part!
Start by eating that Rainbow of Nutrition everyday with your fruits and vegetables!
This is what we call “Gentle Nutrition” and is one way people move from diets and restricting foods to making peace with food.
For more information about adding gentle nutrition strategies into your diet while letting go of diets and recovering from disordered eating, read this article, Gentle Nutrition: Stop Dieting and Have a Healthy Relationship with Food.
If you need help or have more questions, please reach out. Start by booking a call with Erica, our practice owner, and she will talk with you to determine the best dietitian on our team to work with you.
Are you ready to make peace with food and your body image and get off the diet roller coaster for good?
Download and read our Intuitive Eating Guide, the 3 Steps to Making Peace with Food and Your Body Image.
Taylor is a Registered Dietitian to be and is a graduate level Dietetic Intern. She’s completing her master’s degree in nutritional sciences at CUNY Hunter. As a future registered dietitian, Taylor intends to share her passion for plant-centered, culturally competent nutrition therapy, particularly within the African American and Latinx communities. Learn more about Taylor.
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