It is key to plan fruit & vegetables into your daily diet and interchange them, based on their properties, to enhance what you need at that time. As they are low in calories, high in fibre and with almost all the vitamins and minerals our body needs, fruit & vegetables are so nutritional and beneficial to our health. They aid with healthy glowing skin, weight management, athletic performance and recovery, improve energy, mood, and psychological well-being and boost healthy immune function.
White (e.g. Garlic, Cauliflower) to strengthen the immune system
Green (e.g. Apples & Broccoli) to purify with detoxification
Red (e.g. Tomatoes, strawberries) to improve heart & blood health
Yellow (e.g. Bananas, Lemons) to fortify skin elasticity
Orange (e.g. Orange, Pumpkin) to prevent cancers
Purple (e.g. Aubergine, grapes) to increase longevity
Apricots - Combat cancer, controls blood pressure, are good for eyesight, shield against Alzheimer's & slow the ageing process.
Apples - Protects your heart, prevents constipation, blocks diarrhoea, improves lung capacity and helps with joint strength.
Aloe Vera - halts growth of cancer tumours, boosts blood oxygenation, heals physical burns, alkalises the body and ends constipation.
Artichokes - aids digestion, lowers cholesterol, protects the heart, stabilises blood sugar and guards against liver disease.
Avocados - Battles diabetes, controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol; helps stop strokes, smooth skin.
Bananas - protects your heart, controls blood pressure, eases a cough, strengthens bones and calms upset stomach.
Beans - prevents constipation & Parkinson's disease, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer and stabilises blood sugar.
Beets - protects your heart, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, strengthens bones & aids weight loss.
Blackberries - prevents Parkinson's disease & reduces heart attack risks, keeps colon clean, reverses ageing & prevents wrinkles.
Broccoli - protects your heart, controls blood pressure, strengthens bones, saves eyesight & combats cancer.
Cabbage - protects your heart, combats cancer, promotes weight loss, prevents constipation & reduces a hangover.
Cantaloupe - controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, improves eyesight, combats cancer & supports the immune system.
Chilli Peppers - Great disease prevention, anti-diabetic, bacterial & carcinogenic; rich source of Vitamin C, B6 & A & collagen & many minerals, such as iron, potassium & magnesium.
Courgettes - Help to lose weight, sources of manganese & vitamin C, A, B1, B6 & B2, & potassium, copper & phosphorus. Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, protects against infections & relieves aching symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Cucumbers - for skin & hair health, cancer prevention, hangover cure & as a mosquito repellent.
Dates - diabetes control, liver & kidney protection, anti-obesity & anti-cancer.
Garlic - Sources of Manganese, Vitamin B6 & B1, calcium, potassium & iron; combats sickness such as colds, reduces blood pressure, cholesterol & risks of heart disease; antioxidant properties that prevent Alzheimer's & dementia & good for bone health & can aid athletic performance.
Kale - Lung decongestant, kidney & liver detoxification, increases metabolism, prevents various cancers & has great anti-ageing properties.
Lemon - inhibits cancer, promotes oral health, reduces kidney stones and alleviates depression & aids cholera outbreaks.
Onions - Source of Vitamin A, B6, C, E & folic acid, provides iron & dietary fibre, reduces symptoms of coughs, colds & asthma.
Mangoes - aids removal of free radicals, boosts immune system, improves memory, vision & eye health & boosts red blood cells.
Mushrooms - Source of Vitamin D (great in winter), boost your immune system, antioxidant properties & kick starts the metabolism so good for weight loss.
Oranges - Anti-cancer & painkiller, good for heart health, hypertension and stroke prevention.
Pineapple - Anti-cancer, bone health & anti-inflammatory, boosts immune system & a digestive aid.
Potatoes - Lower blood pressure, source of Vitamin B6, reduces inflammation & constipation, good for bone, skin & heart health, digestion & metabolism boosting.
Spinach - Excellent provider of Vitamin K, anti-inflammatory & anti-cancer, strong phytonutrient content, restores energy, increases vitality and improves blood quality.
Watermelon - Reduces high blood pressure & heart disease, super hydrating, cleans kidneys & boosts immune system
Have an amazing week, let me know your favourite dishes or any unusual combinations you enjoy.