Some people consider food to be an art form – but can a plate of colourful food actually be healthier for you, as well as nice to look at?
The natural compounds that give fruit and vegetables their colour are called phytochemicals. Many of these are antioxidants, which are believed to protect against harmful substances called free radicals.
Eating a diet rich in different phytochemicals could be good for your health and may also help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Try turning your plate into a rainbow
Add fruit and vegetables in as many different colours as you can to your next meal – this will help you get more essential nutrients and reach the recommended target of 5 fruit and veg a day. Plus, your food might even taste better.