As we head into Week 3 of the #FGFEatsRealFood Nutrition Focus, we give you a bonus point opportunity (and your first chance to win a PRIZE!) by focusing on diversity of color amongst your fruit and veggie choices – we’re up to 700g or 5¼ cups daily. Your daily BONUS points are awarded if you get in 5 colors of fruits/veggies per day -- not necessarily in each meal. Coach Kelsie shares the WHY behind the color variety in a little more detail. Enter Kelsie:
Every bite of food we take will either promote and support our health and well-being, or work against us by promoting inflammation which will ultimately lead to disease.
I am a huge believer in counting colors; not calories. The wider range of color on your plate, the wider range of nutrients you are ingesting.
Phytonutrients are the substance responsible for giving fruit and vegetables their color aka NUTRIENTS that provides them with the essential vitamins, antioxidants and micronutrients that we need for optimal health.
While a plate full of colorful fruits and vegetables IS appealing to the eye, that’s not the only benefit. There are powerful compounds at work under the surface that promote detoxification, improve immunity, support brain health, and decrease inflammation…just to name a few.
A quick glimpse at what these colors can do to support your health:
We want to see your colorful plates! Please post on social media (Instagram and/or Facebook). You can do up to 1 post per day (1 entry per day), Monday through Friday. Your goal is to get in at least 5 colors of fruits and veggies in the day -- they do NOT all have to be on 1 plate or in 1 meal, but the pic you post MUST contain 5 colors to enter the drawing. Be sure to tag @farmgirlfit AND both #FGFeatsrealfood #FGFeattherainbow. We'll draw a random winner from all entrants over the weekend. Good luck! 🌈