Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved rainbows. They represent everything positive!

Pots of gold, unicorns, light, beauty, color — and lately, the idea of people coming together in unity and love, to overcome hate.

Eat a Rainbow Every Day!Rainbows have symbolized unity and wholeness in many cultures, for thousands of years.

White light passing through water gets split up into a spectrum of colors, and the colors come together, side by side, to form a sublimely beautiful, yet temporary phenomenon.

Kind of like life, huh?

We are here in these magnificent, incredible bodies, but only for a short while. Like rainbows, we are temporary works of art.

And the better we take care of these wondrous creations, the healthier and happier we are.

That’s why we should all strive to eat a rainbow every day!

And no, I do not mean blue hard candy, red hot dogs, lime green sports drinks, or brown ice cream.

Nature, in her sublime wisdom, has provided a cornucopia of delicious and colorful fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, herbs, and spices to nourish us. Eating some of each color every day promotes health, vitality, balance, and unity in our bodies.

Foods of different colors come together to create a spectrum of nutrients, from the lutein in blueberries, to the lycopene in tomatoes, to the vitamin K in kale.

Eat some of each color every day, and you’ll be well on your way to optimal health.

And speaking of optimal health, one of the healthiest things you can eat is Micronized Purple Rice powder!

It’s loaded with anthocyanins, the antioxidants that make it purple. These colorful nutrients help to repair damage in the body.

It’s also got polysaccharides for energy and polypeptides (every amino acid!) to help your body create new cells.

But of course purple’s not the only color in the rainbow. Here’s a handy guide to make sure you eat your rainbow every day!

Eat a Rainbow Every Day!RED

Eat a Rainbow Every Day!Fruits: red apples, cherries, cranberries, red plums, goji berries, pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon

Vegetables: beets, radicchio, red potatoes, tomatoes, red bell peppers, red chili peppers, radishes, red onions, red cabbage

Beans/legumes: kidney beans

Herbs/spices: cayenne, paprika, chili flakes


Fruits: apricots, cantaloupe, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, tangerines

Vegetables: golden beets, carrots, yams, butternut squash, pumpkin

Beans/legumes: orange lentils

Herbs/spices: turmeric, saffron, cinnamon


Fruits: yellow apples, bananas, yellow grapefruit, lemons, yellow pears, pineapple

Vegetables: yellow onions, summer squash, acorn squash, yellow peppers, yellow sweet corn

Beans/legumes: lima beans

Herbs/spices: mustard seed, caraway, ginger


Eat a Rainbow Every Day!Fruits: Avocados, green apples, green grapes, honeydew, kiwifruit, limes

Vegetables: artichokes, arugula, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, green beans, green cabbage, celery, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, habanero peppers, leafy greens, leeks, lettuce, green onions, peas, green peppers, snow peas, spinach, sugar snap peas, watercress, zucchini

Beans/legumes: baby lima beans

Herbs/spices: fennel, coriander, dill, thyme, oregano, basil


Fruit: blueberries, concord grapes, elderberries

Vegetables: blue potatoes, blue corn

Beans/legumes: OK, there aren’t any.

Herbs/spices: Ditto


Fruit: acai berries, blackberries, black cherries, black currants, plums

Vegetables: black olives

Beans/legumes: black beans

Herbs/spices: nigella (black cumin)


Fruit: passionfruit, purple figs, purple grapes, plums

Vegetables: purple asparagus, purple carrots, purple cauliflower, purple peppers, purple potatoes, purple kale, eggplant

Beans/legumes: I can’t think of any — can you?

Herbs/spices: clove, vanilla bean

When it comes to food, what are some of your favorite color combinations? Let me know in the comments below!