Eat the Rainbow: Why Eating a Variety of Foods is Good for You.

There’s nothing better than waking up to a beautiful spring morning. Smelling the fresh, crisp air and looking out over the horizon to see an array of colourful hues. Bright greens, and flowers in full bloom. What a wonderful sight to behold.

Spring is the time to embrace the colours around us and bring them onto our plates, and what better place to find inspiration for our meals than from Nature. Healthy eating advocates often tell people to “eat the rainbow.” It’s a simple way of reminding you that a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet will get you the vitamins and minerals you need. As well as keep your gut healthy and happy.

Our bodies benefit from variety. For optimal health, we need a rainbow of nutrients and colors.

In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers. And many of them bring their own distinctive colors.

Eating a diversity of colourful foods can be an easy way to get a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive.

Eating the same limited range of food, increases the risk of being deficient in some vitamins and minerals. That’s why eating a varied and well-balanced diet is so good for us. It promotes good health, by giving our gut bugs lots of fibre and protects us against chronic disease by increasing antioxidant intake.

Each colour indicates an abundance of specific nutrients.

Red fruits and vegetables help fight cancer, reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and improve skin quality. While yellow vegetables like squash, are packed with Vitamin C and greens, like kale, are full of folate, iron and Vitamin K.

Nature has an ingenious way of attracting us to the nutrients in plants. It also calls out the fact that you can learn a lot about your food just by looking at it. By adding colour and variety to your diet you’ll experience the benefits and feel just as good as Nature looks. Spring is a great time to embrace all the natural beauty around us. So go on, eat the rainbow!