Dr Deep Recommends Rainbow Eating
Rainbow eating is about having vibrant coloured fruits and vegetables in your diet, which aren’t only visually appealing, but also contain an abundance of protective nutrients that the body needs to be nourished. By Dr Deep Singh
Studies conducted by scientists have identified the importance of colours in various coloured foods. Every cell, tissue and organ in our body has a colour. Each of these is represented by a fruit or vegetable that will nourish it. And while there’s nothing wrong with eating a lot of green vegetables, research has suggested that the wider the variety of natural rainbow colours you have on your plate or in your daily diet, the better your nutritional needs will be met.
Consuming the right micronutrients and macronutrients in appropriate quantities, can help build cells, detoxify the body, and improve the immune system. This inevitably leads to the strengthening the body and longevity.
Incorporating a variety of colourful foods also play a role in fighting off diabetes, heart disease, strokes and different types of cancers. Therefore adjusting your diet to a rainbow diet could ultimately help the system prevent or fight diseases efficiently.
Research has shown that specific nutrients have particular colours and the greater the colour in the food, greater is the amount of that nutrient is found. Below are a few rainbow food colours and how these benefit one’s health:
- Green: Spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts. These foods are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins, including folate, calcium and one of the B vitamins. Green vegetables also provide minerals and fibre. These vegetables can protect aging eyes from developing cataracts and macular degeneration. They may also help protect against blockages of the carotid arteries in the neck and they help reduce cancer risk. They are good sources of the calcium needed for strong bones. You’ll get the most benefits from vegetables by cooking them lightly.
- Oranges/Yellows: Sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkins, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, apricots and oranges. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress. Orange fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for general health support. Yellow vegetables and fruits are good for digestion and preventing cramps as they are packed with potassium, magnesium, manganese, fibre, vitamin A and vitamin B6.
- Reds: Tomatoes, red peppers, cherries, watermelon, pomegranate, cranberries and pink grapefruit are among the red pigmented fruits and vegetables. These red foods are packed with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fibre. They help prevent the development of heart disease and certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer.
- Blues/Purples: Blueberries, purple grapes, eggplant, red cabbage, beets, currants and plums. These protect the body against carcinogens and may help prevent heart disease. These are rich in antioxidants that protect blood vessels from breakage and prevents destruction of collagen which is essential to radiant skin. Blue also signifies water, which is essential for our bodies. Water regulates body temperature, provides the means for nutrients to travel to all organs, transports oxygen to cells, removes waste and protects joints and organs.
- Whites: Onions, garlic, cauliflower and leeks. These may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Raw garlic is a potent antibiotic that is especially active against fungal infections. It has immune-stimulating properties as well as antibacterial and antiviral effects.
About Dr Deep
Dr Deep Singh is an internationally regarded Ayuverdic practitioner (Vaidya), and a son of the holy city of Benares in Northern India. Benares is the holiest of seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism and regarded as the “city of learning”.
Dr Deep revives the awareness of consciousness in Ayurveda, the true essence of life, which reveals the relationship between the absolute and the material. Understanding the consciousness and it’s course in the Being is to reveal the path to the source, where the Source is well being.
You can read more about Dr Deep and his healing practice on LongevityLive.com by clicking here: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-mindfully/finding-balance-with-dr-deeps-ayurvedic-healing/