🥕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! 🌈