How Colorful Is Your Plate?

Posted on June 17, 2013. Filed under: Diet, Dr. Terry Wahls, Eat these!, Nutrition | Tags: , , , , |

When I first made major changes to my diet I learned from Dr. Terry Wahls to eat, among other things, 3 cups of color per day.  She suggested the 3 cups be made up mostly of reds and blues like blueberries and raspberries.  She clearly was promoting the consumption of antioxidants to stop the internal “rusting” associated with oxidative damage.

I eat those 3 cups of color most days, but I have to admit that is far easier to accomplish during the bountiful summers here in the Pacific Northwest.  Below is a chart that reminds us of the importance of all the colors foods have to offer.

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Thanks Janice! How does juicing fit in and how should we count it?

good question. generally speaking, juicing-which i do-allows you to consume significantly more nutrients than you would likely have the capacity to otherwise consume. that is the upside. the downside is that you lose the fiber and other nutrients associated with the flesh of the items you juice. i make a point of consuming lots of fiber in addition to the juicing to make up for it. you can your cup before the juicing (as in a cup of strawberries goes in, but does not necessarily yield a full cup of juice…that’s ok).


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