Rule # 3: Watch the colours
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.