Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • October 2017
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Color and nutrition go together

The deep and bright colors of fruits and vegetables mean they are high in the nutrients that we all need. Beets are bright red and besides having any other nutrients, they lower blood pressure. Kale and broccoli are dark green and they have more nutrients than a head of lettuce, which is pale in color.

Perhaps you are not as interested in nutrition as I am. You can be well-nourished without all the studying I do. Just eat some brightly colored fruits and vegetables each day. I buy big bags of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and bright red cherries at the store. I mix some of each in a big bowl with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator. They will last a week and they are always thawed and ready to be added to yogurt or a smoothie or just eaten in a bowl with some whipped cream.

Butternut squash, pumpkin and carrots are all orange and high in vitamin A, along with many other nutrients. Other fruit and vegetables are not so brightly colored and they have important nutrients too. An example is cabbage. Pears and apples are not so deeply colored on the inside, but they have important nutrients too. Bananas are bright yellow on the outside but white on the inside and are high in potassium.

It is important to your overall health to be well-nourished. Pay attention to eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables each day. The key words are bright and variety. It is smart to eat what is in season. Now is the time for melons and bing cherries. In season fruits and vegetables cost less and taste best!

 

Rosalie Misco (Grandma Rose)

Grandma Rose is the owner of Natural Expressions, located at 825 E. Broadway Drive in Appleton. Store hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5p.m., and other times by appointment. For more information, call 920-954-9727, email [email protected] or look online at www.naturalexpressions1.com.

 

Website: www.naturalexpressions1.com
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