IG: FACT OF THE DAY: Each color of food comes with a different health benefit๐ŸŒˆ! This is why it is SO important to incorporate different colors into your daily meals. No need to go crazy, as a little bit of each colour will do, but it just needs to be there daily! Here’s the lowdown: ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Red foods contain phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk for certain cancers, along with helping to protect the brain, heart, liver, & immune system. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŠ Orange foods help protect the immune system, eyes, and skin, and reduce the risk for cancer & heart disease. ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฝ Yellow foods are beneficial because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, & may protect the brain, heart and vasculature, eyes, & skin. ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ Green foods contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and may protect the brain, heart & vasculature, liver, and skin. One of the unique attributes of some green foods is that because they help the liver to work better, they can also assist with keeping hormones in balance. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ  Blue/purple/black foods from nature are healthy because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory & may protect the brain, heart, & vasculature. ๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™œ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™™๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ. Unfortunately, too little blue/purple is not healthy since these compounds are especially used for the brain, protecting it from damage and promoting healthy cognition and memory. ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿฅœ The white/tan/brown food category includes nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes, spices, seeds, & whole grains that are beneficial to health. In fact, healthy white/tan/brown foods have anti-cancer & anti-inflammatory activity. What makes this class of compounds also special is that like the green foods, there are certain compounds that can assist with liver & hormone health. Did you notice that EVERY colour of food had something in common? [spoiler: it’s anti-cancer properties

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Laura Franklin, CNP, CFMHC

Laura Franklin, CNP, CFMHC

Functional Medicine Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist at Fresh & Frank Wellness
Laura Franklin is the owner of Fresh & Frank Wellness and curator of freshandfrank.com.
She is here to preach what she practices and help you to prepare amazing whole food meals from scratch, grow your own organic food and optimize your lifestyle and environment to promote the most vibrant, glowing and energetic you.
Laura is currently based in Dundas, Ontario, Canada but works remotely with people from all over the world!
Laura Franklin, CNP, CFMHC

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