Include Colours On Your Plate
What do we mean by “Colours”
We mean a variety of delicious vegetables and fruits.
Why eat more fruit and vegetables?
- fruit and vegetables are nutritious and delicious
- they hold and abundance of vitamins and minerals these help you to feel healthy, energised and great
- fruit and vegetables are low in Calories
- they are high in Fibre which helps you to feel full and keeps your digestive system happy
- fruit and vegetables are convenient as they come in any form: fresh, frozen, canned and juiced
- they come in such a variety of colours and textures making your meal look more appealing
- you can grow them in your own back garden or yard
- studies have shown that certain vegetables may help reduce diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.
It’s all about the Vitamins & Minerals
A diet that is naturally high in vitamins can help prevent many diseases. Fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the primary sources of vitamins, carotenoids, and phytochemicals, as well as dietary fibre and beneficial minerals.
Vitamins do not share a common chemistry, but they do share certain characteristics. They are all organic nutrients that are necessary in small amounts for normal body functioning and good health. A well-balanced diet should provide most of the vitamins people need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Vitamin D is the only exception. Supplements can be helpful in some situations, such as pregnancy and certain illnesses. Strict vegetarians may benefit from taking vitamin B12 supplements.
What’s the purpose of eating Vitamins & Minerals
Unlike carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, vitamins are not sources of energy. Instead, vitamins are involved in the body’s metabolism, cell production, tissue repair, and other vital processes.
Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble.
Fat-soluble vitamins, which include A, D, E, and K, are stored in the liver and used up by the body very slowly. Because the body stores fat-soluble vitamins, they can be dangerous when taken in large amounts.
Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B vitamins. The body uses these vitamins very quickly. Excess amounts are removed in the urine.