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Know what you're eating: spring!
1/3/2020

Know what you're eating: spring!

Colours tell a healthy story!

The colours of fruit and vegetables are not only beautiful, they also say something about their quality for our health. The substances that provide the natural colour of vegetable products are called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients have a protective effect for the plant. They prevent the plant from being attacked by insects and also protect the UV radiation from the sun. Research shows that phytonutrients not only have a protective effect for the plant, but also for the person who eats the plant. So for you!

Phytonutrients are a kind of immune system that protects your body against cardiovascular diseases, cancer, strokes and diabetes. Phytonutrients can also contribute to weight loss, better resistance, good sports performance and healthy blood pressure.

Leo's tip

The brighter the colour of fruit and vegetables, the more healthy substances they contain. Spinach therefore contains more phytonutrients than lettuce and blue grapes more than white grapes. Make sure you eat at least 3 different colours of fruit and vegetables a day for a good composition of nutrients!

Leo's spring colour list

RED protects the liver, boost your skin and works against inflammation
EXAMPLES: cherries, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, cranberries, red grapes, watermelon, red pepper and radish.

ORANGE AND YELLOW work support the resistance. These colors are also positive for a beautiful skin and good eyes.
EXAMPLES: carrots, pumpkin, mango, lemon, orange and sweet potato.

WHITE ensures a healthy cholesterol.
EXAMPLES: fennel, cauliflower, chicory, rettich, asparagus and sprouts.

GREEN detoxifies your liver and kidneys and gives your immune system boost. Green also has a positive effect on your eye health.
EXAMPLES: endive, kale, spinach, broccoli, lettuce and peas.

BLUE AND PURPLE have a rejuvenating effect because they prevent cell damage. Blue and purple also have a beneficial effect on your memory and brain
EXAMPLES: Eggplant, blueberries, cherries, red cabbage and blackberries.