You can eat foods that taste good and are good for you! Fruits and vegetables come in a rainbow of colors and they contribute to a healthy diet because they are packed with vitamins and minerals.
Here are some tips to get you started:
• Eat every color every day! The colors orange, green, red, yellow, blue and purple on the food pyramid represent the five different food groups.
• Try to eat foods from all of the groups every day.
|Red: May help fight some cancers. May help us fight colds. May help keep the heart healthy. Can also help us see at night.
|Orange: May help fight colds and can aid in developing a healthy heart.
|Yellow: Can aid in scrubbing the inside of the body and may help prevent high blood pressure.
|Green: can help protect us against cancer and are important for digestion.
|Blue(berry): May help fight some cancers and may help prevent high blood pressure.
|Purple: May help fight some cancers. Helps to develop red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs.