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Suggestions: Butternut squash, honeydew spritz with oil and bake for 10-15 mins until crisp in
melon, lemons, papaya, peaches, persimmons, a medium oven.
swede, yellow peppers.
Top tip: Add yellow peppers to salads or slice as
a sweet snack.
PURPLE AND BLUE
Health benefits: Rich in polyphenols and
Anthocyanins (the antioxidants that give the
GREEN
blueish colour to foods), many of this colour foods
Health benefits: Studies suggest that sulforaphane are also rich in nitrates.
found in many green veggies could provide
Aubergines,
blackberries,
protection against blood-vessel damage and Suggestions:
blackcurrants,
blueberries,
fi
gs,
prunes,
purple
some cancers.
grapes, red cabbage.
Suggestions: Apples, asparagus,
avocados, broccoli, cabbage, Top tip: Snack on purple grapes and switch to
celery, courgette, cucumbers, fresh or vacuum-packed beetroot rather than
green grapes, Kale, leeks, pickled.
lettuce, limes, mange tout,
sprouts, sugarsnap peas.
Top tip: For a healthier alternative
to crisps. Scatter washed kale on a baking tray,
Handy Tip: If you are trying to lose weight, increase the veggies on
your plate and reduce the grains and protein.
Divide your diet
(or your plate)
to be 50% fruit
and veg and the
rest grains and
protein.
Use this handy
chart to identify
your food groups.
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