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You may be tempted to find a few foods you or your kids or family members like and focus on eating those. And it can be easy to fall into routines. But the truth is: Our bodies thrive on variety – a rainbow of nutrients.

Research has shown that a colourful diet is a great way to boost your health and vitality.  Eating a diversity of colourful foods – mainly fruits and vegetables – can be an easy way to get the complete range of nutrients your body needs to thrive.

In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables may be more powerful for your health than any pill.

Why are fruits and vegetables full of so many colours? Each colour in fruits and vegetables is created by specific phytonutrients, which are natural compounds that help protect plants from germs, bugs, the sun, and other threats. And each colour indicates an abundance of specific nutrients.

Phytonutrients aren’t essential to keep you alive (unlike vitamins and minerals). But they may help prevent certain lifestyle diseases and keep your body working as it should.

Source: Food Revolution Network

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