Eat the rainbow

Eating a variety of colours is important because different coloured fruit and vegetables are higher in different phytochemicals, which have MANY different benefits for our bodies. This includes:

  • Supporting a diverse gut microbiome 
  • Improving your immunity
  • Improving your fertility
  • Reducing your anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Coping with stress
  • Preventing diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease

The different coloured groups are:

  • Purple/blue fruits and vegetables which are high in anti-oxidants which are important in helping to reduce inflammation in the body (which is strongly linked to anxiety and depression).
  • Green vegetables which are high in indoles, saponins and carotenoids which have anti-cancer properties.
  • Orange/yellow fruit and vegetables which are high in carotenoids, such as beta carotene which gets converted to Vitamin A. Important for immunity, cell growth and eye health.
  • Brown/white fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals such as allicin which has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • Red contains lycopene, another powerful antioxidant

Start by just adding a serve or two more fruit and veg each day and make sure you get a spread of a variety of colours each week. You will feel better!

The little things we do in life really can make a big difference!

If you would like personalised help with your diet, book an appointment with our dietitian by  emailing-  info@nnad.com.au

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