March is celebrated as Nutrition Month and this is not a new observance – it was founded by the American Dietetic Association way back in 1917 and continues to be relevant even today.
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is Eat Right with Color, which aims to help in providing people with practical tips for eating healthy and getting active.
Here are some tips to help you eat right using different food colors:
Red foods include beetroot, red peppers, tomatoes, rhubarb, and fruits such as strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries, red grapes, pomegranates, grapefruit, watermelon and so on.
Orange and Yellow foods include carrots, corn, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers, and winter squash and fruits such as pineapple, cantaloupe, mangoes, apricots, papayas and oranges as well.
Green foods include green peppers, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, leafy vegetables, green beans and peas, and fruits such as green grapes, kiwis, avocadoes and honeydew melons.
Brown, tan and white foods include cauliflower onions, mushrooms, parsnips, turnips, and fruits such as brown pears, pears, peaches and bananas.
Blue and Purple foods include eggplant, purple cabbage and various berries such as blueberries and blackberries, as well as other fruits like purple grapes, prunes, plums, figs and so on.