Eating a varied diet, rich in colorful foods is critically important for the diversity of our gut bacteria. We know that our 'microbiome', the community of bacteria inside our digestive system is really important not only for how we digest and absorb our food, but it can impact our energy levels, our hormone health, our mental health, and of course our immune system. In fact 70% of your immunity resides in your gut! These anti-inflammatory colorful foods provide us with an array of vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals and anti-oxidants which we need for optimal health.
You may have heard the phrase 'Eat the rainbow.' The first step in being able to prepare more colorful meals is by adding more colour to your basket when you are shopping. Before you go to the checkout - take a look in your basket and ask yourself is there a variety of colours, have you selected a couple of items you have not had for a while? Diversity is not only about a colorful plate but also - adding variety in your diet from week to week. Eating seasonal products can be a really helpful reminder to change it up!
I will be completing this challenge over the course of the week and invite you to join me. All you need to do is email email@example.com and I will send you your free template and guide to print at home.
Children also really enjoy this challenge, and it can be a helpful to encourage fussy eaters of any age.
I would love to see any photos should you chose to give it a go!
In season this month: Artichoke, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, chicory, new potatoes, kale, mushrooms, parsnips, radishes, rhubarb, rocket, sorrel, spinach, spring greens, spring onions, watercress.