Eating your greens is super important; but don’t forget about your reds, yellows, oranges, blues and purples, too. The colour of our food can be an indicator of its nutritional value.
Often the colour pigments within fruit and veg are like protective little warriors which help lower our risk of disease. (The colours in the pick ’n’ mix from the sweet shop is not the same thing!)
The colourful phytochemicals within fruit and vegetables act as antioxidants, which clear out potentially harmful molecules (called free radicals) before they get a chance to damage our cells.
These little colourful warriors protect us from a number of health problems, such as heart disease, cancer, cataracts and even premature ageing.
Different colours have different properties, which is why when you’re picking your daily dose of fruit and veg you should select from each of the colour groupings: red, orange/yellow, green and purple/blue.
The added bonus of this is that mealtimes will include a variety of flavours and textures, making eating even more enjoyable. [Read more…] about Eat the Rainbow: Eating colourful fruit and veg can keep You Fit and Healthy