On our way to our friends the other week we were greeted with a beautiful sight, it was the most amazing rainbow! I haven’t seen one so bright and clear in years and it really amazed me. I  could get lost staring at such natural occurances, it truly fascinates me. And then this got me thinking about all the different and amazing natural foods we can eat that are full of deep colour. On a plate you can have your very own rainbow every day! If you keep this idea in your mind then you’ll be sure to get all those nutrients and minerals.
Red
Tomatoes, watermelon, pepper, radishes, apples, strawberries, raspberries, pink grapefruit, grapes, pomegranate, cranberries, rhubarb, cherries.

These red coloured foods are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which will help prevent disease.

Orange
Oranges, mango, squash, sweet potato, swede, pumpkin, cantaloupe melon, peppers, carrots, satsumas, peaches, apricots, nectarines

Orange coloured foods are rich in carotenoids which has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers such as lung, colon, bladder, cervical, breast and skin.

Yellow
Sweetcorn, lemon, yellow pepper, honeydew melon, pineapple, grapefruit, potatoes

Yellows are full of vitamin C and these nutrients can help your heart, vision, digestion and immune system. Other benefits include healthy skin, wound healing and stronger bones and teeth.

Green
Lettuce, avocado, spinach, broccoli, peas, cucumber, watercress, courgette, leeks, kale, spring cabbage, green peppers, brussels sprouts, asparagus, pears, green apples, kiwi, green grapes, lime.

As well as being a good source of vitamin A and C, foods such as leafy greens are a great way of getting calcium into your diet. It has also been said that they are believed to play an important role in controlling food allergies, inflammatory diseases and obesity, and may even prevent the development of bowel cancer.

Purple/ Blue
Blackberries, blueberries, plums, prunes, grapes, raisins, figs, black currants, purple cabbage, red onion, aubergine.

The compounds found in these coloured foods are said to mop up free radicals and soothe inflammation. They will also reduce the risk of high blood pressure and people that consume such coloured food would be less likely to be overweight. There is also evidence to suggest that purple foods improve brain power.

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