Awhile ago, you asked us to share about resources that we use to
ensure good nutrition. Our family nutrition bible is Dr. David Heber's
"What Color Is Your Diet?" .
Dr. Heber works at the Centre for Human
Nutrition in Los Angeles, and he was instrumental in creating the first food
pyramid in the 1960s. The premise of this book is that the skin colours of
fruits and vegetables are actually chemical indicators of the phytonutrients
contained in them. Even my 4- and 5-year-old can tell me what they've eaten
each day that was red, orange, yellow, green (light and dark), purple and
white. "Eat a rainbow," we say.
It's been a good way for us not only to
balance out the different nutrient groups in our diet each day, but also to
ensure that we get several servings of fruits & veggies every day.