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A Taste For Color

How Food Color Affects Our Bodies

The bright colors found in our food are called “Phytonutrients” and they act as a chemical barrier to protect plants from harsh environments. These Phytonutrients also support various aspects of our health ecosystem and, coincidentally, make our dinner plates less boring!

Every Color Carries Its Own Magic

 

  • Red (Lycopene): Enhances heart health, skin appearance & lung function
  • Orange & Yellow (Beta Cryptoxanthin): Reduce risk of heart disease while repairing skin both externally & internally
  • Green (Sulforaphane): Balances hormones, supports detoxification & protects vision
  • Blue & Purple (Anthocyanins): Improve cognitive function, oral health & heart health
  • White & Brown (Allicin): Promote liver & gastro health while reducing risk of certain cancers

Variety Is The Spice Of Life

You may have found yourself asking “Should I take a multivitamin” or “How do I know if I’m eating right?” An easy way to test if you are eating well is to make sure you’re getting at least one of each of these colors along with 35 grams of fiber every day.

Savoring this information and absorbing the details can be tough on your own. As part of her custom wellness programs, Dr. Marguerite Weston will guide you through nutrition planning to make shopping and meal preparation easier to digest!

Ready To Reclaim Your Best Self?

We invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weston today to gauge your current health benchmarks, audit your daily diet and help you address the concerns that are holding you back from living your life.