Yes, you read that right; it does say ‘talking’. You have probably heard or read about how important it is to eat a variety of REAL food and to make sure to have foods of different colors. Well, as it turns out, that’s even more important than you may realize. Sure, when you eat lots of different colored foods, naturally colored that is, you are getting a variety of vitamins and minerals. Most recently, however, scientists have discovered that equally as important to those vitamins and minerals, and maybe even more important, are the phytonutrients in REAL food.
All of those natural colors in fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains are key to great health. And, the crazy thing is that those phytonutrients actually talk to our cells. That’s right, they pass along information. Information that leads our bodies toward health rather than illness.
"If on a daily basis you incorporate at least seven different colors, you are much more likely to get a wide variety of these nutrients that are healing, that prevent degenerative disease, and that will go to work on every tissue, cell and organ of the body."
~ Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, nutritionist and coauthor of The Fat Flush Plan
Just before you are about to feed your child a meal or a snack, stop and imagine you are at a fork in the road. One arrow points to a path marked ‘Health and Happiness’ and the other points to the opposite path, marked ‘Disease’. Making the choice in our head is obvious, isn’t it? In reality, it’s not always as easy. We have busy lives and convenience is important, but is too often sending our down the 'Disease' path.
A List of Super Foods to Lead You and Your Family Down the Path Toward Health:
Tomato, broccoli, garlic, flax seeds, citrus fruits, melons, pink grapefruit, blueberries, sweet potatoes, beans, red grapes, papaya, carrots, kale, nuts and seeds, eggplant, artichoke, cabbage, brussel sprouts, onions, apples, cauliflower, dried apricots, pumpkin, squash, spinach, mangos, shiitake mushrooms, green tea and organic dark chocolate.
Angelle Batten, MEd. is a Holistic Health & Parenting Coach and co-founder of get REAL for kids™. She teaches parents how to feed their children REAL food and parent in a more connected way every day - so despite a crazy busy life they can raise healthier, happier children who make the world a better place.