5. What’s in what?
Which foods should you target for good health? Here’s a quick guide to what’s in your food.
The key to a great diet is variety. This will ensure that you get a broad spectrum of nutrients – vitamins and minerals for everyday health.
A nutritional rainbow
The rule of thumb is to eat as many different coloured foods as possible throughout the day. Coloured food is full of nutrients – look for reds, greens, yellows, oranges and all the colours in between. These will give you antioxidant vitamins that can protect you from disease. A broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals is really important.
I’m not going to go through every vitamin and mineral here, but I’d like to highlight the B group of vitamins, which are very important ...