The Rainbow Effect!
The colour of each food variety represents a different set of powerful antioxidants to keep you as healthy as possible e.g. lycopene in red tomatoes, beta-carotene in carrots.
Make your meals as colourful as possible. Try to include 3 or 4 different colours on your plate.
There are many many different types of vitamins and minerals, each performing a different function.
Active young people need an increased intake of vitamins and minerals to help muscle function, cell repair and red blood cell formation.
We need Vitamins and Minerals to:
help release energy from foods, enabling the body to use carbs, protein and fat efficiently,
protect the immune system,
protect the nervous system and the brain,
protect the health of teeth, bones, skin, blood and eyesight.
Eating a broad spectum of foods ensures the body gets the best variety of these nutrients.