Getting an adequate intake of the nutrients found in wholefoods and fruit and vegetables are vital to maintaining good health. The benefits are many and include boosting immunity and protecting cells from free radical damage while providing an overall general sense of wellbeing.
A supplement such as new Blackmores NutriMulti + Wholefood NutrientsTM can be a great complement for a healthy diet and a simple way to help keep nutrition in balance. Containing some lesser known but highly valuable wholefood nutrients like White Tea, Reishi Mushrooms, Spirulina and Wheatgrass, it’s an easy way to provide your body with complete nutritional support.
Follow Blackmores’ Director of Education, Pam Stone’s guide to eating more nutrients:
1. Nutrients are generally found in coloured foods, so incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables of the seven different colour groups is an easy way to measure your intake. The seven colour groups are: red, orange-yellow, orange, red-purple, white-green, green and yellow-green
2. Eat what is fresh and in season, Mother Nature knows what we need and when we need it. For example, oranges that are high in Vitamin C, a known immunity booster, are ripe and in season during winter when many of us are prone to colds and flu
3. Try and maintain at least five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day to maintain a healthy nutrient intake
4. The darker the colour, the richer the nutrients of the fruit or vegetable so opt for dark vegetables like spinach and beetroot to reap the most benefit. Colour, variety and freshness can be used as a guide to getting the whole food nutrients your body uses for health and wellbeing
5. Eating vegetables need not be boring, in the age of the celebrity chef cook books, there are plenty of delicious healthy recipes around, so have some fun!