Everyone following a raw or live food diet should eat a variety of foods every single day! This is not only essential but crucial to sustaining a raw food lifestyle for long periods of time. When you eat a variety of foods you are getting an array of vitamins, mineral and other nutrition needed for your body to function properly and stay balanced. Below is a list of foods that you should follow as a guide to hopefully help you be creative and never be bored on this lifestyle.
Did you know color is the byproduct of the spectrum of light, as it is reflected or absorbed, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. Colors can effect not only your mood but also how they play a role in your mind and body.
Red – The color of power, vitality, motivation, strength
Cranberries, damsons, Red Incan Quinoa, raspberries, red apples, red cherries, goji berries, red currants, red plums, cashew apples, rhubarb, rose hips, strawberries, watermelon, beet root, eggplants, Jerusalem artichokes, mustard and cress, radishes, red cabbage, red chilies, red peppers, red-skinned onions, red peppers, sea vegetables (red and black varieties), spinach (green with red stems), tomatoes, watercress and any vegetable containing iron, such as horseradish or parsley, cayenne, hibiscus flowers, mint, mustard, peppermint, pineapple sage, red, white and black pepper, rosemary, thyme, ginger, nettles, rosemary, and watercress.
Orange – The color of confidence, energy, joy, warmth
Carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash, pumpkin, turnip, apricot, cantaloupe, mango, tangerine, nectarine, peach, ginger, turmeric, bell pepper, hot pepper, sweet corn, mandarin, yam, lucuma, mangoes, Hunza raisins, camu camu berries, kumquats.
Yellow – The color of strength, intelligence, joy, happiness, optimism
Durian, apricots, bananas, golden apples, grapefruit, hazel pears, limes, pineapples, yellow gooseberries, yellow melons, barley, buckwheat, bulgar wheat, cornmeal, millet, oats, rye, wheat, wild rice, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), brown and yellow lentils, mung beans, Cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, gem squash, summer squash, parsnips, pumpkin, yams, yellow peppers, yellow-fleshed turnips, white radishes, apple cider vinegar, cassava, evening primrose oil, honey, bee pollen, sunflower oil, yacon root powder, sesame oil, yellow primrose oil, caraway, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, pineapple weed, turmeric, chamomile flowers, dandelion flowers, dill, goldenseal, lemon balm, lemon grass, lemon thyme, marigold, saffron, wild misteltoe.
Green – The color of balance, harmony, caring, tenacious self-reliance, and healing
Sprouts, wheatgrass, broccoli, kale, romaine lettuce, bok choy zucchini, artichoke, collard greens, brussel sprouts, chlorella, turnip greens, spinach asparagus, celery, asparagus, cucumbers, cabbage, okra, kiwi, honeydew melon, lime, green bell pepper, cilantro, nettle, mustard greens, dandelion, hemp seeds/butter, pumpkin seeds/butter, basil, mint, chives, green onions, thyme, watercress, sorrel, oregano, purslane, marjoram, tarragon, catnip, chervil, dill, stevia leaf, peas, green beans, anise, bay leaf, marine phytoplankton.
Blue – The color of calmness, concentration, healing, relaxation, loyalty, and trust
blueberries, blue plums, cabernet grapes, asparagus, Kelp, mushrooms, blue green algae, spirulina, blue corn, brewer’s yeast, borage flowers, chamomile, chicory flowers, clary sage, cloves, hyssop, marjoram, pansies, caraway, catnip, garlic, hops, irish sea moss, Kelp, sweet marjoram, thyme, valerian, yarrow.
Indigo – The color of soothing, power, connection with knowledge, idealism, and introversion.
hass avocados; black, red, and Texas mulberries, purple maca root, huckleberries, blackberries, cacao bean, black cherries, black figs, blackcurrant’s, plums, prunes, raisins, black spanish radishes, eggplant, olives, oyster mushrooms, sweet peppers, truffles, green beans, nama shoyu sauce, tamari sauce, sea vegetables.
Violet – The color of creativity, intuition, spirituality, self-awareness
Dewberries, purple corn, purple maca root powder, acai berries, Elderberries, huckleberries, passion fruit, purple prunes, radicchio, purple plums, purple grapes, purple maize, purple kidney beans, scarlet runner beans, beetroot tops, chinese water chestnuts, eggplant, endives, globe and Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabi, light purple bamboo shoots, mushrooms, purple cabbage, purple mushrooms, purple onions, purple sea vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli, sweet potatoes, truffles, turnips, winter radishes, lavender flowers, plansy, mallow flowers, common sage, sweet violet, thyme, wild passionflower, violet flowers, blueberry, feverfew, hollyhock, juniper berries, purple sage, sweet violet, and vanilla bean.
References : Unhindered Living site