National Nutrition Week
Eat bright and feel bright!
It is the bright and colourful fruit and vegetables that deliver the right nutrition. If there isn't colour on your plate then you aren't getting proper nutrition.
Do the rainbow! Red, Green,Orange and Yellow fruit for the correct spectrum of nutrition.
Best examples are watermelon, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, apples; and vegetables like tomatoes, beetroot, red peppers, red onions, and red cabbage. These colorful and tasty foods are gifts from nature and several of these are usually in season all year.
Benefits include reducing the risk of prostate cancer, cervical and lung cancer.
Reduces tumor growth by reducing harmful free-radicals.
Protects the body against heart disease, by lowering blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol.
Support joint tissue for those with arthritis.
Keeps one regular aiding in gastrointestinal health.
Sneak in extra red fruit and vegetables with Roasted red vegetable salad,red pepper and tomato soup, Watermelon and tomato salad!
Green fruit and vegetables need not be boring! They are perhaps the vitamin, mineral and fibre powerhouses.Green vegetables contain many different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant nutrients, such as; chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Best tasty examples are silver beet, spinach, broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, celery, peas, green beans, green peppers and a variety of leafy greens. There are also green fruits such as kiwi, avocado, pears, grapes and apples.
Benefits include reduce the risk of cancer and fight harmful free radicals in the body.
Lower blood pressure, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
Keep you regular with normal bowel movements and digestive processes & aid in weight loss and weight management goals.
Support retinal health and vision
They boost the immune system : Keep you generally more healthy!
A special mention for the crucifers this includes the family of lettuce, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy and many of the south east asian greens. The are essential to prevent bowel cancer and at least one should be eaten every day. They are tasty in salads.
The Orange coloured fruits cotain some of our favorites such as oranges, bananas, Oranges, Grapefruit, Apricots, Nectarines,Persimmons,Mangos,Pineapple and Papaya. But dont forget the vegetables such as Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin,Corn, and the orange and yellow Capsaicins.
They contain zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, minerals, retinoic acid,vitamin B12,vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is vitamin A.
Benefits: Aids in eye health and reduces the risk of macular degeneration of the eye
Reduces the risk of prostate cancer, fights harmful free radicals in the body.
Lowers blood pressure
Lowers LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol)
Promotes healthy joints and collagen formation, builds healthier bones by working with calcium and magnesium
Encourages pH balance of the body.
Boosts immune system