Not only does eating a naturally colourful selection of food and fresh produce look visually attractive and appealing, it also provides a range of health and nutritional benefits that would otherwise be very difficult to source.
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On the whole, each colour contains its own unique set of phytochemicals (disease fighting compounds), so the more of each group you eat, the more you are arming yourself with optimal health and preventative measures.
So let's break down why and how you can eat the rainbow!
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Why? Excellent sources of lycopene
Thought to help fight against heart disease
Provides antioxidants and detoxifies the liver
All it takes is finding a way to make sure you get at least one of every colour in your day. Slice a banana over your cereal and enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast for example, and you have already knocked out two of the five groups before you've left the house!