July is the month of Red, White, and Blue because of Indepence Day. These are also some of the fruit and vegetable colors we should be eating. Adding colored foods to our diet is great for our diet and visually more pleasing. There are actually 6 different color categories for fruits and vegetables: RED, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW, ORANGE and GREEN. Each color category is beneficial to the body and is important that we eat all colors.

Eating these different colored foods does the body good. See how many different COLORS your family can eat in a day.

RED contains beta carotene and lycopene, helps fight several types of cancers, heart disease and help maintain eye health. (red bell pepper, tomatoes, beets, watermelon, cherries, strawberries, raspberries)

WHITE helps boost immune system and good sources of potassium.

(cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, white corn, bananas, brown pears)

BLUE/Purple have the most powerful source of antioxidants which neutralize destructive compounds in the body, helps reduce cholesterol, fight certain cancers and diabetes

(eggplant, purple cabbage, plums, raisins, blueberries, acai berries, blackberries)

YELLOW contain beta-carotene, lycopene, potassium and vitamin C which helps vision, strong immune system and healthy skin

(yellow squash, corn, pineapple, starfruit, lemons (1yr+)

ORANGE high in vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene and potassium, helps absorb iron, helps skin, and boosts immune system (pumpkin, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, tangerines, peach, cantaloupe, apricot)

GREEN contain vitamin A, fiber, lutein, calcium, folate, vitamin C and beta-carotene. these help reduce ancer risks, lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, normalize digestion, support healthy vision and boost immune system (brocoli, artichokes, green beans, avocados, peas, zucchini,cucumber, spinach, green apples, kiwi)

4th of July idea in Stack n Seal

red, white, blue

raspberries, yogurt, blueberries... Dippin time!

daily reminder to eat your colors:

red, orange, blue, green

raspberries, carrots, blueberries, peas

Stack N Seal (used as bowls)

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