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Fruit & Veg - it’s not just about your 5 a day

🥕It’s not all about vitamins & minerals when you eat fruit & veg🥕

So there’s fibre too, which we all know helps to keep your bowels regular & cholesterol at health levels.

🦠 Prebiotic fibre from the likes of garlic, onions and leeks feeds your friendly gut bacteria.

Then there’s a fantastic array of phytonutrients (natural protective plant compounds) which provide a myriad of health benefits.

These compounds work synergistically, so aim for variety in your diet. Luckily there’s an easy way to remember. 🌈

Each color provides it’s own fantastic group of health benefits and phytonutrients.

So, on top of getting your 5 a day (more if u can), add plenty of vibrant colours to your plate and vary them across the week.

Make it work

🥕Carrots - rich in beta carotene, converted into vitamin A - important for eyesight.

🍅Tomatoes - love lycopene for prostrate health. The redder the tomato, the more lycopene .

🟣 Beetroot - betaine works alongside some of the B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels to protect against cardiovascular disease.

🥦Broccoli - sulforaphane is activated in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts & kale.  It is anti inflammatory & supports your liver in the detoxification of toxins such as medication and alcohol.

🍏 Apples - top up on quercetin if you have hayfever, it’s a natural antihistamine, also found in onions.

Remember the more colours you eat the better! 🌈

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