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10 Health Tips For 2013: Double Rainbow!

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Everyone makes a New Year's resolution to be healthier, but precious few actually follow through on it!

But what if there were simple ways you could improve your health?

Dietician Julieanna Hever says there are, and she has ten amazing tips for staying healthy in 2013!

Here's one!

Challenge yourself to a daily double rainbow.

Each natural color of the rainbow in foods represents a wide range of phytochemicals.

For example, reds, oranges, and yellows contain carotenoids - like lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthan - which boost immunity and protect your eyesight, promote glowing skin, and provide cancer-fighting antioxidant power.

Blues and purples are rich in anthocyanins that protect your DNA from environmental stress.

Bright orange-yellow in spices like turmeric is anti-inflammatory and wound healing.

In addition to the chlorophyll pigment, leafy greens also provide hefty doses of calcium, iron, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K.

Because the beauty of plants on the outside reveals their secret super strength inside your body, try to eat two servings of every single color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue/purple, and white) every day to maximize your exposure of the vast variety of benefits.

(Note: candy-coated chocolate and other colorful candies do not, unfortunately, offer the same benefits…)

Oh, Julieanna! We didn't really think we could just eat some Skittles!

We were just holding them for a friend… LOLz!

Check back with us every day for the rest of the year for more of the 10 Great Health Tips for 2013! Special thanks to Julieanna Hever!

Follow her on Twitter HERE and pick up her rad-as-hell book HERE!!!

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