Color Your Plate with a Rainbow of Food

Find longevity at the end of the rainbow: March is recognized as National Nutrition Month by the American Dietetic Association, and this year’s theme encourages us to color our plate with a rainbow of foods. Eat your way to longevity by consuming the five-color spectrum every day in each food category.

Interestingly, eating a rainbow of colors corresponds to an age-old Eastern philosophy that one should eat foods of every color each day. Eastern wisdom believes that health and longevity depend on a balance of the five elemental energies; the elements are represented by the five colors red, orange/yellow, green, white, and blue/purple. Eating each of these colors benefits your health in different ways.  Continue reading