Rule # 3: Watch the colours

Women's Health (South Africa) - - BEST BODY -

A bright plate might make for the per­fect lnsta post, but there’s no hard ev­i­dence that a bal­ance of colours al­ways equals a bal­ance of nu­tri­ents. What we do know: dif­fer­en­thued pro­duce has vary­ing ef­fects on your risk of de­vel­op­ing dis­eases. Cru­cif­er­ous veg­gies, like cau­li­flower (yes, beige and white tech­ni­cally count as colours!), have been linked to re­duced odds for can­cer, while citrus fruit and car­rots can pro­tect against heart dis­ease. Rather than stress­ing about the palette you’re cre­at­ing in your gro­cery bas­ket, sim­ply fo­cus on choos­ing at least three dif­fer­ent shades and va­ri­eties a day (a green ap­ple, a red pep­per, a serv­ing of but­ter­nut) and you’ll get a range of ben­e­fi­cial com­pounds.

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