As an artist, I've always been mesmerized by the color spectrum of a rainbow—the way light enters a raindrop and reflects into seven different beautiful hues: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
But I'm also a doctor, and I get to incorporate my appreciation for color into my integrative dermatology practice, too. That's because eating a full color spectrum of fruits and vegetables can promote internal and external wellness.
I believe that what you eat becomes you. Foods can be rich (or poor) in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and phytonutrients, all of which influence and affect our health. In my practice, we respect the connection between physical beauty and internal wellness by taking an integrative approach to skin care. When your mind, body, and soul are nourished by healthy foods, your outer being will mirror its inner beauty.
So to create a reflection of overall health, start by eating a full color spectrum of fruits and vegetables every day. After all, just as the rainbow reflects what’s inside, so do we.
Here are seven reasons eating a colorful diet can benefit your health and beauty: