The Best Foods To Help You Eat The Rainbow & Boost Your Energy
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Food is energy. Every bite of food that we take is converted into a symphony of chemical substances that can either serve us by promoting and supporting our well-being, or work against us by promoting inflammation and, ultimately, disease. 

Summertime is a wonderful season to pack in a rainbow of antioxidant-rich foods to boost our health, cool us off, and ultimately orchestrate an amazing energetic interchange at the most basic cellular level. 

Eating the rainbow provides cellular protection, promotes DNA health, improves immunity, supports brain health, decreases inflammation, protects our hearts and combats cancer. 

Here are some of the best fruits and veggies to pick up at your local farmers market or grocery store to boost your energy and keep you healthy and vibrant:

1. Red 

Pomegranates, cherries, bell peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, radishes.

2. Orange 

Tangerines, oranges, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, carrots.

3. Yellow 

Banana, pineapple, lemon, corn.

4. Green

Asparagus, avocado, cucumbers, celery, greens, broccoli, cabbage, limes.

5. Blue/Purple 

Blackberries, blueberries, purple cauliflower, figs, grapes, cabbage.

6. White 

Onions, garlic, shallots, jicama.


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About the Author

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. is the founder of NOURISH , an innovative medical practice in Austin, TX that attends to all aspects of an individual’s life, including health, family, community, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, self-care, and renewal.

"Dr. Alex" wants to Revive Primary Care and she is passionate about helping patients tap into the awesome wisdom of the body through integrative and functional medicine. She is board certified in Family Medicine, as well as Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and has spent hundreds of hours studying nutrition, functional medicine, and integrative medicine.  

Her ultimate goal is to give people the tools, inspiration, and information to live vibrant and nourished lives.

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