THE COLOUR WHEEL
Go for green to get vitamins A, C and K, iron, chlorophyll, lutein and folate into your baby’s body, as well as fibre. These boost immunity and aid digestion. ✓ Try kiwi fruit, courgettes (zucchini), green peppers, avocados, grapes, apples, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, peas, green beans & kale. Red foods contain vitamin A and the antioxidants quercetin, vitamin C and lycopene to protect the body and aid gastrointestinal health. ✓ Try beetroot, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, red apples & watermelon. Orange foods benefit our eyes, skin and respiratory health. These antioxidants also boost our immune systems. ✓ Try oranges, carrots, peaches, mangoes, papaya, apricots & naartjies. Yellow foods contain carotenoids and bioflavonoids which protect us from cancer and retinal and heart disease. It also strengthens the collagen in our skin, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. ✓ Try patty pans, bananas, yellow bell peppers, yellow tomatoes, pineapples, yellow (golden) beets. Blue and purple foods are packed with anthocyanin, thought to be a very beneficial nutrient, among others. ✓ Try blackberries, plums, olives, prunes, eggplant and purple cabbage.