The colours of the rainbow . . .
When you are trying to work out the best place to find antioxidants in food, think colour, colour, colour!
You’ll find beta-carotene in orange pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and carrots, and green spinach and kale. There is lycopene in red tomatoes and watermelon, and lutein in leafy greens. You will find Vitamin C in all sorts of colourful fruits and vegetables – from oranges to red capsicums.
Be sure to include a variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet – at least five servings per day!
Raw juicing is a great way to ensure you are getting your full complement of fruit and vegetables every day. Just remember that, due to the high sugar content of fruit, you don’t want to include too much in your juice.
And don’t forget that plant foods that aren’t colourful fruits and vegetables, such as nuts, legumes and oils such as olive oil, also contain valuable nutrients such as vitamin E and selenium.