Eat the Rainbow 🌈🍇🍆🥑
Blue and purple foods get their vibrant hues from compounds which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Examples include blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, plums, eggplant and purple cabbage. Consuming these foods may help improve brain health, may protect against certain chronic diseases and can support a healthy heart. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables have been studied extensively for their anti-cancer and anti-ageing properties.
Green foods are green because of chlorophyll and are packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins, A, C and K, folate and potassium. Leafy greens like spinach, kale and Swiss chard, as well as broccoli, green beans, zucchini, peas and avocados are healthy green food options. Healthy green fruit options include green grapes, kiwi fruit and green apples. They can offer a wide range of health benefits, including improved bone health, reduced inflammation and enhanced detoxification.
Yellow fruits and vegetables contain high levels of Vitamin C which supports immune function and collagen production. Examples include pineapples, lemons, yellow capsicum and corn. These foods are also rich in antioxidants and can help improve digestion and promote healthy skin. Bananas are often placed in the ‘yellow’ category too, despite being technically berries. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which is essential for maintaining proper heart and muscle function. They also provide dietary fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and manganese helping regulate blood pressure, support digestive health and provide sustained energy.