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.

 

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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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Salad, Salad and Some More Salad – Infographic with Salad Options All Year Round

I found this infographic and decided to share.  This is only for metabolic balancers who are in phase 4 because the food combinations/dressing are not metabolic balance appropriate. You are welcome to use this infographic as inspiration but remember to stick to the metabolic balance rules.  If you want to have a bit of fun, you can chat with your metabolic balance coach to see how well you know your metabolic balance rules and what you can eat in your salad based on the suggestions in the infographic below.  Life isn’t always on plan so this is good practice for when you head out to the local salad bar for a meal.

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Successful Aging – metabolic balance Coaches Will Show You the Way

metabolic balance coaches want you to live a balance life and for you to be prepared for aging in a successful way.   Here is an infographic sharing with you some tips on what to focus on to be on the right road to successful aging.

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For The Best Coaching Results Know Your Best Learning Style

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  • Visual Learners use pictures, images, diagrams, colours, and mind maps.
  • Physical Learners “learn by doing” and use their body to assist in their learning. Drawing diagrams, using physical objects, or role playing are all strategies of the Physical learner.
  • Aural Learners prefer using sound, rhythms, music, recordings and clever rhymes.
  • Verbal Learners prefer using words, both in speech and in writing to assist in their learning. Verbal learners use based techniques, scripting, and reading content aloud.
  • Logical Learners prefer using logic, reasoning, and “systems” to explain or understand concepts.
  • Social Learners enjoy learning in groups or with other people and enjoy working with others as much as possible.
  • Solitary Learners prefer to learn alone and through self-study.

Sugar Cravings? Maybe Your Body Is Asking You For Help?

Some cravings are psychological and some cravings are physical.   If you are having issues with cravings on your metabolic balance journey, talk with your doctor and your metabolic balance coach.  The cravings may mean you are missing something in your diet and need to alter your food choices.  Last week, we shared an infographic about food cravings and today, we are offering you the following food suggestions to help you curve the physical craving you may be feeling for sugar.

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Note: photo of sugar sign by Adam Engelhart