Research shows that the carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables such as leafy greens, carrots and red peppers PLUS the phytonutrients sulforaphane (think broccoli, cauliflower) and lycopene (the chemical that gives tomatoes their red color) can contribute to your “rainbow effect” of daily eating and proactively aid in improving overall health and lowering risk of all types of cancers.
As summer approaches think about filling your plate with your favorite rainbow of these nutritious options daily-get your kids to help you be creative. The most effective way to lose weight and maintain health is by making lasting lifestyle changes. Clean eating should be fun for everyone-right?
Even better? Fruits and vegetables are naturally high in fiber (welcome-smooth digestion) and low in fat and calories-additional keys to maintaining weight and improving your overall health from the inside out.