We've always heard about the benefits of eating a rainbow but what exactly does that involve? To put it simply, it basically means maintaining a diet that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Plants contain a range of pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their colour and different colours correspond to specific nutrients and health benefits.
Interestingly, almost ALL studies show numerous benefits from eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, with literally no downsides! By incorporating a variety of colour in your diet, you're giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals and phytochemical, which is great for health.
Here at Kooky, we love living life in technicolour and that starts with eating a rainbow to harness all the good stuff - which is the proverbial pot of gold that lies in wait! Each pack of our fruit is a fantastic, natural way to load up on all your essential vitamins and minerals, and is totally free from additives, preservatives and the 14 main allergens!
Here's a quick summary of health benefits offered by each colour pigment:
Contain powerful antioxidants what have anti-cancer properties, while fighting inflammation and free radical damage. May also help lower the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
Great for detoxifying the body, restoring energy and cognition, and essential for blood and bone health. Cruciferous vegetables in particular, may help lower risk of some cancers and heart disease.
ORANGE & YELLOW:
Rich in carotenoids, flavonoids and Vitamin C, which are great for eye health, immune response and disease protection.
BLUE & PURPLE:
Renown for their anti-ageing benefits and protective against heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. May help improve brain function and lower the risk of neurological diseases.
BROWN & WHITE:
Have excellent cancer-fighting properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immune-boosting effects.