Have you heard the term “Eating the Rainbow?” Do you know what it means?
The phrase typically refers to eating vegetables and plants of different colors. The purpose of doing this is because plants contain different pigments, also known as phytonutrients, this is what gives them their color. Depending on the color of the plant, specific nutrients and health benefits vary.
You should always strive to eat more fruits and veggies, but more specifically you should aim to eat a variety of colors. This will increase your intake of different nutrients to benefit various areas of your health.
So How Does Seafood Relate?
You may be wondering how seafood relates? Well, it’s no secret that seafood also comes in an abundance of colors.
We believe that incorporating seafood into the “Eating the Rainbow” mindset, will even further the vitamins and nutrients you are consuming.
For example, wild salmon get their characteristic reddish-orange hue from the creatures they eat in the wild, it is reflective of their diet of shrimp and krill. Farmed salmon, on the other hand, are fed additives to turn their flesh red.
When looking at nutrition, wild salmon is lower in calories, lower in fat, higher in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, than farmed salmon is.
So, when looking at color, it’s important to indulge in wild caught salmon, which is more vibrant – just like the rainbow!
Not to mention, wild caught salmon and other varieties pair perfectly alongside a variety of vegetables. So eat the rainbow! But don’t forget to include seafood.