You have probably heard people within the health industry say that you should eat the colours of the rainbow, this doesn’t mean Skittles but the candy of the earth – fruits and vegetables. What does that actually mean and why is that beneficial to your health?
It is a simple way of reminding us that the fruits and vegetables that we eat provide us with all the vitamins and minerals that we need. I try to follow the simple rule that I learnt as a child to this day and that is ‘Five fruits and vegetables a day’. The colours of fruits and vegetables tell us a lot about the nutrients that they contain and how the vitamins and minerals are beneficial to us.
The nutrition circle above depicts the types of vitamins and minerals that you can get with the variety of colourful fruits and vegetables of the earth. I know that some people find it hard to expand their vitamin horizons especially if they already have their favourite fruits and vegetables. I would suggest trying a different fruit AND vegetable each week (different colours of course) in order to see if you like other things too.
I have at least one colour of each fruit and vegetable across the spectrum a day. It can be something as simple as mixed berries to a tomato. If you are allergic to some of the things on the chart, try something else within that colour range. Eating the colours of the rainbow is beneficial for your internal health, the functioning of your body and your external health.
What are your favourite fruits and vegetables?
Until next time,