We were privileged to have Nancy Eiseman, owner of Queen Bee Foods, speak to our campers this week. Their mission is to make healthy, sustainable foods readily available to the families in our community. Their produce is organic and as much is locally grown as they can find. She shared information about the benefits of organic foods, cracking the code on genetically modified foods and provided our campers with many other helpful tips including how to eat the rainbow.
Another tip to help us remember to get those Technicolor foods on our plates is to “eat a rainbow” for health.
Red fruits and vegetables such as apples, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelons improve heart and blood health and support joints.
Orange fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apricots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes and pumpkin help to protect against cancer and promotes collagen growth.
Yellow fruits and vegetables such as pears, bananas, pineapple and yellow peppers help with vision, digestion and immune system support.
Green fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale, cucumbers and kiwi are powerful detoxifiers and fight free radicals.
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables such as red cabbage, red onion, eggplant, blueberries, blackberries and figs help to improve mineral absorption and are powerful antioxidants.
White vegetables such as cauliflower, onions, garlic and mushrooms activate our natural killer cells and reduce cancer risk.
Nancy said it best, “Challenge yourself to eat the rainbow! You will be so glad you did!”