• Helen Phillips

Phytonutrients: Eat the Rainbow


Plant pigments in fruit and vegetables are called Phytonutrients. Phytonutrients have a range of health benefits.

Some Phytonutrients act as antioxidants, others have health benefits such as fighting cancer, reducing inflammation, lower cholesterol, boost immunity, reduce heart disease and fighting harmful bacteria and viruses.

Each colour pigment represents a different phytonutrient, with different health benefits.

So always aim to eat a range of coloured vegetables to get maximum benefit “Eat the Rainbow”!

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