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What is the benefit of all the colors of the rainbow?



I'm always happy to find these at our local grocery store.


I don't need many to keep me happy and healthy every day. It's a great snack. I often eat just a small handful either in between meals or after a meal when I'm in one of those strange moods where I just want to keep eating (for apparently no reason! Does that happen to you sometimes too?)


Keturah's recent blog post reminded me of the benefits of carrots.



Besides what Keturah mentioned, carrots have soluble fiber which helps reduce hunger by increasing hormones that produce the feeling of fullness (like peptides.)


In a study it was found that women who ate whole carrots daily felt significantly fuller and ate less throught the day compared to women who did not.


In a larger study, more men and women with increased intake of anthocyanin-rich foods, like the purple carrots, had greater success of weight loss.


While there is no specific magic food, it is the variety of these various nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals that make our metabolism work better.


I don't always get a chance to eat all this variety, nor do I always have access to these foods, therefore I do take the Opti-Reds and Opti-Greens daily. It helps ensure I get everything I need to remain healthy and keep the results I've achieved with fitness.