What does it mean to "eat a rainbow"?
Choose a variety of different-colored whole foods throughout the day and week. The more naturally occurring colors on your plate at each meal or snack, the better. It DOES NOT mean making a rainbow with artificially colored foods like Gummy Snack, Popsicles, or Soda.
Fruits and vegetables get their color from naturally occurring micronutrients-such as vitamins and phytonutrients-which are essential for good health. One key function of these nutrients is antioxidants, which include beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E. Not all antioxidants have color, but eating a colorful range of food helps you get them all.