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Why We Love a Colorful Plate

Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30PM

Why We Love a Colorful Plate

When it comes to summertime dining, we love nothing more than a plate filled with a colorful, picturesque mix of tasty foods—but a colorful plate is good for more than appearances! In fact, the naturally vivid hues of your favorite foods can signify many health benefits.

Keep reading today’s blog to learn more about all the great benefits of a plate covered in color.

Nutritional benefits

The nutritional benefits of a colorful plate are unparalleled—and each fruit color is a big clue as to what kinds of health benefits it might possess. For example,

  • Green veggies are often chock-full of good things for you—especially folic acid, vitamin K and more—so it’s always wise to fuel up on broccoli, Brussels sprouts and similar veggies. There’s a reason Mom always reminded us to eat our greens!
  • Orange fruits and veggies, such as carrots, mangoes, peaches and pumpkins (to name just a few) are famous for their levels of vitamins A and C, which are beneficial to vision and immune function, respectively.

Natural variety: the spice of life

Even without the nutritional benefit of colorful fruits and veggies—which is a big one—a colorful plate allows you to simply enjoy a variety of different flavors and textures. Sticking to the same old routine can make you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, but mixing up every meal with a delicious combination of healthy (and visually pleasing) foods is a great way to make mealtime fun again. With so many colors and foods to choose from, you’ll never be limited in terms of choice, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or complete dinner.

A healthy mix

The benefits of colorful fruits and veggies speak for themselves—but that isn’t to say you should only stick to these foods, or that there’s some perfect color-to-color ratio to follow for good health. Rather, incorporate these colorful foods into your daily routine and enjoy the fact that, each time you do, you’re making your plate a little bit healthier and more rounded-out.

We hope that today’s blog has inspired you to add color to every meal, whether it be at home or here at Peach Valley Café. With our diverse menu, you’ll always be able to enjoy a meal that’s as picture perfect as it is delicious.



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