There’s a reason why the phrase “you eat with your eyes” exists. Does anything look more delicious than a beautiful plate full of fruits or vegetables in every color of the rainbow? When we see a plate loaded with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, purples, and greens, our mouths automatically begin to salivate because our bodies are craving color variation.
What is it about all that color that makes food healthy, or more importantly, why is it that eating a full rainbow of foods is important for our physical health? The answer lies in something called phytochemicals.