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Eat Your Colors! Smart Ways To Brighten Up Your Diet

First Posted: 11/01/2011 11:12 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


A common sense trick for eating healthy? Eat colorful foods! Think about it: what do many unhealthy foods like potato chips, white bread and fried, well, anything have in common? They tend to be a blah beige hue. The more colors in your diet, the likelier it is that you're getting all the nutrients you need. (And we're talking about naturally colorful foods, by the way -- Pop Rocks don't count!) Below, we've highlighted five foods rich in color and nutrients, along with 15 corresponding recipes for delicious dinner ideas like Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates and Fig and Goat Cheese Paninis.

Red: Pomegranates
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Health Benefits:
Pomegranates are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants. If you eat them with the seeds, they also offer five grams of soluble fiber per half cup.

Recipes:
Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates
Pearled Barley Salad with Apples, Pomegranate Seeds and Pine Nuts
Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

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