Maybe I’m imagining it, but I often just feel more alert and alive when I eat a combination of colorful vegetables.
So one of the few rules I have about eating is to have as many colorful foods as possible.
This is because many nutrients tend to be reflected in the colors of foods. For example, you’ll find beta carotene in foods like carrots and sweet potatoes. You see anthocyanins in red and blue foods like pomegranate seeds and blueberries. When you eat with color in mind, you’ll not only have gorgeous looking food, but also get a spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
So if you’re like me and don’t necessarily track your nutrition or calories very carefully, eat a rainbow of foods, and you can be fairly certain of getting what you need.