Interestingly, a food’s color actually tells you exactly what it is used for in the body. Science is just beginning to notice and realize that often the components of plants that have the highest medicinal properties are the colors themselves. This is fascinating research, and Chinese medicine has taught us much about how the colors of our foods cultivate health in specific areas of our bodies and the energetic components of each. The term for the color pigments in foods are appropriately termed "phytonutrients" ("fight"-o-nutrients) because it turns out that the colors in our food are what help us "fight off" disease and aging. Armed with this information, we need to look beyond the typical nutrition label and begin considering the color and vibrancy of our food choices. As it turns out, our bodies actually have specific receptors to various food color pigments, and this is why it is critical we