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The Dragon's Tale

Eat The Rainbow(l).

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No, we’re not talking Skittles here.

If you’re looking for an easy way to boost your health, go for color. Most Americans consume too many beige foods, which are void of nutrients and act like fertilizer for disease.

Veggies of all shades get their color from phytonutrients – plant compounds that work together to promote good health & fight disease. The wider color palette you eat, the wider the spectrum of vitamins, minerals & nutrients you consume. The richer the color, the better. For a long and healthy life, eat produce from all spectrums of the rainbow and color wheel.

 

The Five Healing Colors.

There are five main “power color groups” of veggies. Each color group provides different nutrients. When grocery shopping, aim to get one of each color – green, orange, red, purple & white – into your cart. Here are some of our favorite infographics (you know I love a good infographic!) that breakdown benefits by color…

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Can’t I just take a supplement?

While supplements are better than nothing, they are no substitute for the real thing. The primary function of supplements is to fill in small nutrient gaps. They cannot replace all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods. The body does not properly absorb many of these supplements, whereas compounds found naturally in vegetables are absorbed readily.

 

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Dragon Bowl: A Rainbow(l) of Benefits

We make it easy for you to get your daily dose of color. When you build your perfect dragon bowl, it includes your choice of any two seasonal veggies listed on the chalkboard.

Here’s a breakdown of our current vibrant veggie selection and their health benefits:

Crispy Brussel Sprouts
*Fiber (cholesterol-lowering)
*Vitamin K (blood & bone health)
*Vitamin C (antioxidant, skin and bone health, brain health)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

*Vitamin A (antioxidant)
*B Vitamins (boosts energy levels)
*Anthocyanins (reduce free radicals)

Kale 

*Huge amounts of Vitamin K
*Calcium (bones & blood)
*Fiber (cholesterol-lowering)

Roasted Carrots
*A Vitamins (beta carotene)
*Improves cardiovascular health
*Vitamin C (antioxidant, skin and bone health, brain health)

Grilled Zucchini

*Copper (blood health, good energy levels)
*Manganese (bone health)

Roasted Broccoli

*Vitamin K (blood & bone health)
*Vitamin C (antioxidant, brain health)
*Chromium (blood sugar control)

 

Insider tip from veggiehead Brittany K: if you’re not in the mood for protein, add a third veggie to your dragon bowl instead.

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