What’s so great about Veg?

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Vegetables from my fridge.

Well, there are so many great things about vegetables.

If you eat your way through the rainbow, from green to red, orange, yellow and shades of blue/purple you will be BOOSTING YOUR HEALTH and FIGHTING OFF DISEASE.

I know rainbows don’t start off green but green vegetables are the best! More about that in a sec.

Each colour flags up the phytochemicals which are in the vegetables, these help protect against cancer and disease and boost your health in different ways.

GREENS

Vegetables in the Cabbage Family. As well as every variety of Cabbage this family includes Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts ( I have to include Sprouts as Christmas is coming). These contain glucosinalates which help reduce the risk of cancer and help detox. To get the most from the glucosinalates these vegetables should be eaten raw but there are lots of other nutritional benefits from cooking these vegetables.

Dark coloured greens like Spinach, Kale and Chard contain carotenes which act as antioxidants and help your immune system.

REDS

Tomatoes have carotenes and flavonoids which help protect against tumours and boost your immune system.

ORANGE

Carrots, Squashes and Sweet Potatoes have carotenes

YELLOW

Corn and squashes have flavonoids

BLUE/PURPLE

Beetroot specifically helps to protect against colon cancer

 

If you eat plenty of vegetables, as well as the benefits above, you will be getting the vitamins and minerals you need to stay HEALTHY and ENERGIZED, enough fiber to keep your insides happy, feeding the good bacteria and keeping you regular. As a bonus fiber rich foods have been proved to help you sleep well.

If you want more inspiration on how to eat more vegetables let’s talk…

To your HEALTH and HAPPINESS

Caroline 🙂

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