Tageattherainbow

Eat The Rainbow — Where Does Yellow Fit?

Eat The Rainbow — Where Does Yellow Fit?

#EatTheRainbow is one of the most popular hashtags on a yogi’s social media feed, but what does it actually mean? We’ve talked about the importance of eating red and orange foods and now we’ll turn our focus on the benefits of including yellow foods in our diet.

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The Importance of the Colour Orange

The Importance of the Colour Orange

The word orange comes from the Sanskrit word nāraṅgaḥ which means ‘orange tree’. Plant origin foods which are coloured orange are usually rich in carotenoid pigments. In some foods like tomatoes and carrots, the carotenoids are present as crystals, while in foods like paprika and mangoes carotenoids can be found dissolved in lipid droplets. This pigment is liposoluble, and is therefore better absorbed and used by the body when taken along with other sources of fat such as nuts and oils. (more…)

The Nutritional Content of the Colour Red

The Nutritional Content of the Colour Red

You’ve probably heard how important it is to eat fruits and veggies of different colours, as if you were eating the rainbow. What you probably didn’t know was that there is a reason behind adding each individual colour to your plate — and today we’ll take a closer look at the colour red.

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