Thursday, 24 March 2011

know your colours!

If you look in your fridge, on your dinner plate or in your shopping trolley what do you see? Lots of colours? I hope so. Having a variety of natural foods with a range of different colours is a perfect way to ensure you gain a whole range of different nutrients. Below are some examples of what certain colour foods provide for the body:

Orange - foods include sweet potato, carrots, mangoes, apricots. These provide beta-carotene which is beneficial to the skin and the eyes.

Purple - Blueberries, plums, rasberries, blackberries, dark grapes provide anthocyanins which protect the brain, heart and eyes.

Reds- tomotoes, water melon and pink grapefruit all provide you with lycopene, repsonsible for lowering the risk of cancer. 


The above are just a few examples of why a mixture of colour is a great way to balance your diet. The next time you go shopping, put some new fruits and vegetables in your shopping basket. Try something different every week and feel the benefits.


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