EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY WITH A RAINBOW
Trying to consume a nutritionally, healthy and complete diet can be challenging at the best of times, but not eating yours and everyone else’s feelings during lockdown takes a miracle! However, if you start associating food colours with vitamins and minerals you could improve your diet and help you be more healthy!
Vitamin B6 – Red
Vitamin B6 helps produce red blood cells so the colour link is easy to remember. Get your daily dose through foods such as bell peppers, red cabbage, radicchio and red potatoes.
Vitamin C = yellow/orange
When we think of Vitamin C, we tend to cast our minds to acidic tastes like oranges and lemons. However, there are sweet fruits that also contain this important skin and cell protector such as apricots and honeydew melon. Don’t forget yellow peppers, too which are low in calories due to their high water content.
Vitamin K and iron = green
Kale is a versatile veg that can be baked, juiced or cooked, and is a good source of vitamin K and iron among other vitamins and minerals. Other green veggies that contain both include broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts.
Vitamin A = orange
Orange vegetables are generally high in carotene which gets turned into vitamin A in the body. Found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, orange peppers and pumpkin, this vitamin is important for good eye health
Potassium = white
The mineral potassium is known for regulating the balance of fluid in the body, muscle contractions and the impulses of nerves. Most people know that a good source of potassium can be found in bananas, but it can also be found in potatoes, parsnips, white beans and onions.