Spin the food color wheel and see what foods should be on your plate and why.
Read the full transcript »
The Food Color Diet's Wheel of Produce Dr. Travis Stork: Believe it or not, the spectrum of colors, the rainbow of colors. It’s really the symphony of all of the nutrients, the vitamins, the minerals together. We don’t fully understand it yet. But that symphony of rainbow. The rainbow of colors is what’s key. And we actually have a little rainbow today. Were going to through some key colors lets start with dark green. Dr. Drew Ordon: Dark green. Leafy vegetables like spinach. Popeye food, right. Great with vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, adds fiber to your diet, it has been shown to lower cholesterol and prevent blood clotting. Dr. Travis Stork: Next on the list of colors. Purple. Dr. Jim Sears: Purple. Grapes, these whole concord grapes are so good especially on the skin, loaded with antioxidants that it’s so heart healthy and good for the immune system. When I go shopping. I know you shouldn’t eat fruit until you go home and wash it but I usually just—half of my grapes are eaten before I get home. Liz Vaccariello: But you read about the heart health for good, example the red wine, it’s the same substance that’s found in the grapes. Dr. Travis Stork: The skins and the thing I do have to say is, you really do want to wash, you know and certainly. Dr. Jim Sears: I can’t help it they’re so good. Dr. Travis Stork: It’s being to know where your food comes from. So next on our wheel of colors is orange. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Orange, like sweet potatoes, it contains vitamin A which is great for your eyes as we know and also for your bones. It strengthens your bones so get some sweet potatoes. Dr. Travis Stork: And the last color that we have is red. It is not only the symbolic color for Valentines Day and a lot other occasions. But the color red, found for instance in cherries is extremely healthy, anthocynins are wonderful for our health. Believe it or not there‘s some studies that I can help protect against diabetes by increasing the sensitivity of insulin and may even help fight arthritis. Dr. Jim Sears: Cool. Dr. Travis Stork: So whole foods, that’s the way to go.
Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.