Eating Life in Color

Is your baby eating his colors? Starting in stage 2, his diet should be a rainbow of nutrition!

Red:
Apples, cherries, red bell peppers, tomatoes
Fruits with a vibrant red hue are high in lycopene, a natural plant pigment. It is a powerful antioxidant superhero, fighting free radicals linked to cancer and keeping his strong little heart pumping.

Orange/Yellow:
Carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lemons, corn, oranges, squash
Glowing yellows and oranges are an indicator of carotenoids, like Beta-carotene and Lutein. Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A, which builds healthy mucous membranes and super power eyesight. X-ray vision? Let’s hope not! Lutein is also a big hero for eye health, preventing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration and blindness.

Green:
Spinach, broccoli, avocadoes (great for mashing up in stage 2), limes, kiwi, cucumber
The darker the better! Green vegetables have a broad range of phytochemicals with cancer-destroying properties. Leafy greens are high in folate, a B vitamin that makes red and white blood cells in bone marrow and converts carbohydrates into energy. High folate is critical during your baby’s rapid growth years, then again in adolescence and pregnancy.

Blue/Purple:
Beets, red cabbage, blueberries, eggplant, plums
Anthocyanin gives this fresh produce it’s distinct colors, but it’s also another antioxidant superhero, reducing your baby’s future risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Brown/White:
Cauliflower, brown pears, mushrooms, bananas, ginger
Often overlooked, the brown and white produce options have a lot to offer. Containing a range of phytochemicals, such as antiviral and antibacterial allicin found in garlic, some members of this team are high in potassium.

Nature’s goodness is packed with life-giving nutrients and colored to make it attractive to eat. Perfectly designed, fresh, organic and non-GMO produce gives your baby the best start to a life of healthy choices.

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