Eat the Rainbow

 Nature is filled with so many vibrant and colorful fruits and vegetables. Always try to use healthy, varied foods, because if you have a colorful plate, you will automatically eat a valuable mixture of nutrients. In this way, the body is supplied with all the important vitamins, secondary plant substances, minerals, micro- and macronutrients and you get valuable energy. With aromatic spices you round off the basic idea of healthy eating and add even more flavor to the plate!

At Metabolic Balance, personalized nutrition plans for each client contain a variety of foods that will allow them to eat the rainbow, enjoy delicious meals, all while losing weight and optimizing their health!

Red and Purple

Red and purple foods! You’ve probably heard of how important it is to “eat the rainbow”. Well red and purple foods are an essential part of that rainbow. This is because they are a great source of polyphenols. These essential phytochemicals are excellent antioxidants which we need for healthy ageing and protecting our cells from damage and inflammation. Natural and real foods have an incredible ability to keep us healthy. So enjoy something red or purple today and of course we say choose it from your Metabolic Balance food list. It’ll then be even more incredible for you! What are some of your favorite red and purple foods?

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Eating the Rainbow – Your health depends on it.

metabolic balance encourages you to eat a variety of foods during your three daily meals so that you are getting the most nutritional value from your daily food consumption.

Adding a variety of foods to your diet offers your body the nutrients it needs to support your body and keeps you from getting bored of your meals.

Below is a breakdown of the foods by colour.  Check your metabolic balance plan and see how many colours you have. If you don’t have every colour, you can start experimenting with the food rainbow in phase 3/4.  Before you start experimenting with your food, discuss the food rainbow with your metabolic balance coach.  Your coach will love helping you find new foods to add to your metabolic balance plan and may even have a recipe or two that you can use.



White Foods (ex. pears, onions, mushrooms, nuts, radishes)

  • Benefits your immune system.
  • Helps keep your colon healthy.
  • Prevents ulcers.
  • Lower your cholesterol.
  • Helps keep your heart healthy.

Yellow Foods (squash, lemons, bell peppers, oranges, pineapple, carrots)

  • Help keep your heart healthy.
  • lower your cholesterol.
  • Help promote healthy joints and tissues.
  • Supports eyesight.
  • Prevents Cancer.

Red Foods (strawberries, peppers, radishes, melon, onion, grapes, red bell pepper)

  • Help keep your heart healthy.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Skin protection.
  • Help cell renewal.
  • Prevents Cancer.

Purple Foods ( Eggplant, purple carrots, grapes, figs, red cabbage, blueberries)

  • Helps keep your heart healthy.
  • Healthy blood vessels.
  • Helps your memory.
  • Anti – Aging benefits.
  • Healthy urinary tract.

Green Foods ( cabbages, green pepper, broccoli, grapes, melon, Kiwi, apples, avocados)

  • Improves your digestion.
  • Supports healthy eyesight.
  • Healthy bones.
  • Strengthens your Immune system.
  • Prevents Cancer.


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