Wow! I’m going to have to write my own eat a rainbow for health article. Why? Because fucking hippies wrote most of the previous articles. These people are unhealthy and shouldn’t be giving any health advice whatsoever. And they stink.
You might be thinking “why are you such a judgemental asshole, Roman?” Because I want to pay lower health premiums, and that requires correcting these idiots’ hippie bullshit.
Don’t eat fat free anything. Ever. When you see the words “fat free” on the label, don’t eat it. It’s full of shit you shouldn’t be eating. Plus, fat is good for you. Without fat, you cannot break down Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
So now that I’ve corrected that myth, eat a rainbow
So now that I’ve corrected that myth, I can finally get to what it means to eat a rainbow. That simply means to eat lots of different color foods.
Different color foods have different tendencies. They’re not always guaranteed to have huge supplies of the nutrients listed, but they’re safe enough to generalize.
White foods like dairy have excellent protein, Vitamin D, and calcium. White vegetables like onions, mushrooms, and garlic, help reduce blood pressure and are great for your heart.
Let’s talk about white meats, something that the hippie sites will never talk about. Do not eat skinless chicken. You’re missing out on the fat, which is good for you. Look again at that picture of the hot 51-year-old lady vs the 51-year-old hippie. Choose wisely, since this is your life we’re talking about.
Pork is not only high in protein, it’s also high in the following micronutrients – Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Choline, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
Chicken is high in Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Selenium. Plus, it too is an excellent source of protein.
Unlike vegetables, meats have complete proteins. When you’re a vegetarian, you have to mix your protein sources to get complete proteins. With meats, eggs, and dairy products, you don’t.
Green vegetables are chocked full of nutrients and also help you go poop. That cheap iceberg lettuce though, throw it away and never buy it again. It’s garbage. There are way better greens.
I’m talking about spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, etc. In addition to having fiber, these have Vitamins A, C, E, and K.
Certain ones have even more nutrients. Some folks call broccoli a “superfood,” but I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet. A superfood implies you can eat nothing but it and survive. Eating nothing but broccoli for a week, you’ll probably die. However, weightlifters will eat nothing but beef for a week and it helps them cut weight. That would be a true superfood.
But I digress. Eat your green vegetables. They’re good for you.
Now, this is what I’m talking about. Eat your red meat. It’s good for you. And don’t cut off too much fat. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not fat that makes people fat. It’s too many carbs.
Beef is the superfood. It’s well known among weightlifters that when it’s time to cut (lose your extra weight), you eat nothing but steak and eggs for one week. Those two foods have all the nutrients you need.
Beef is a superb source of protein. It also supplies Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Choline, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Zinc. All awesome nutrients you need, especially if you have an active lifestyle. If you’re a weightlifter, there is no better food than beef. None. It’s the best food there is for weightlifters.
Now that I’ve dispelled a lot of hippie bullshit, let’s talk about red fruits and veggies. Apples, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, etc. All good stuff. These have Vitamin C, lycopene, and folate.
I’m a big time beet advocate. I fucking hate their taste. However, I’ve noticed so many positive results from adding beets to my diet (via juicing). Mainly, they really help to increase blood flow. Also, they’re high in Folate and Manganese.
Since I don’t like their taste, I add a big chunk of ginger and also a garlic clove to our daily juicing. I wouldn’t advice the garlic clove unless you don’t mind that much garlic. That single clove makes the juice pretty strong tasting, but it covers up the beet. Personal taste.
Funny. The three main orange foods are oranges, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Totally different in regards to nutrition. Of course, oranges are high in Vitamin C. Everybody knows that.
But for the other two main orange foods, sweet potatoes and carrots, are very high in Vitamin A which is great for your skin and your eyes. They’re also good for your immune system.
Blueberries, blackberries, prunes, plums. Full of antioxidants and great for your blood as well. Note that when buying berries, I highly suggest you buy organic as non-organic ones are often full of pesticides that may increase your cancer risk.
My personal favorite yellow is the lemon. Lemons help cleanse your liver. They’re also high in Vitamin C and have smaller amounts of many other micronutrients (which all add up).
Conclusion – Eat a Rainbow
So you actually want diversity when it comes to food. Eat a rainbow. One easy way to eat a rainbow is to juice.
Of course, you still have to exercise. Whereas, the older you get, diet becomes more important, don’t use that as an excuse to live a sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyles kill people.
And if you’re a good cook, invite me over to dinner when we hit your city.