Red fruit and vegetables have an abundance of vitamins and minerals important for your health and wellbeing. They have high levels of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Lycopene is the coloured pigment in red fruits and vegetables which has been found to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Including tomatoes both fresh, tinned, tomato puree and sun dried all help increase lycopene levels.
Vitamin C important for immune system can be found in strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and watermelon, tomatoes and red peppers. Vitamin C plays an important role in absorbing iron from green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
A glass of red wine a couple of times a week also helps boost antioxidants in your diet. Red wine contains an abundance of different antioxidants that help fight inflammation and heart disease.
Including a rainbow of colours every day in your diet including red, green, orange, yellow and blue ensuring optimal levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support health and wellbeing.