Going with the green
Eat a wide variety of green fruit and veg for multiple health benefits
Full of fibre
Whatever your specific goal, fibre should feature prominently in your daily nutrition plan. Fibrous vegetables like cabbage and broccoli support your digestive enzymes – vital for gut health and the absorption of nutrients.
The likes of courgettes and peppers have a high water content, which helps you feel fuller for longer and prevents snacking. They also boost hydration, aiding processes as varied as cognitive function and muscle contraction.
Free radical damage to your cells and DNA can cause cancerous growths. Vegetables rich in antioxidants – like kale, broccoli and spinach – can provide protection against this process, which makes them a more than worthy addition to your diet.
A stable release of energy is essential - whether you’re in the gym, with the family or at the office. Leafy varieties of green vegetables such as spinach and rocket salad are rich in the energising minerals folic acid, niacin and iron.