There is a reason why your mom always told you to eat your vegetables! The fruits and vegetables food group provide many of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly. Fruits and veggies come in a variety of colours, each colour has its own unique vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural plant chemicals that give them their distinct colours.
You can judge the number of nutrients on your plate just by looking at the colours. Making food that is very colourfull not only makes it more appealing for children but also more nutritional.
Eat a Rainbow!
Red fruits and vegetables like strawberries and red peppers are coloured by a natural pigment called lycopene which is a strong antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and help to prevent heart disease.
Blue & Purple
Anthocyanin is what gives fruits and veggies their blue or purple colours. Delicious fruits and vegetables like eggplants, blueberries and blackberries. Anthocyanin has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.
Rich in vitamin C and carotenoids which give this group their vibrant colours. A well-known carotenoid called beta-carotene is found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots. It’s converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy cell development and healthy eyes.
Greens are one of healthiest foods we can eat. Green veggies contain a range of plant chemicals that are rich in lutein, isothiocyanates, isoflavones, and vitamin K – which is essential for blood and bone health. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are excellent sources of folate a nutrient especially important for pregnant women to consume to help prevent congenital disabilities.
Coming soon January 2019!
W5Go Health Seasons featuring lessons;
The Food Groups, Hygiene, The 5 Senses and Mind & Exercise.
For children 5-8 explore the many ways, we need to take care of our bodies.
Through interactive scenes and games, your child will learn the 5W’s of maintaining a healthy body. Featuring four unique lessons; The Food Groups, The 5 Senses, Hygiene, and Mind & Body.
The educational app is designed to enhance the following skills:
– Fine Motor Skills
– Sorting and classifying
– Hand-eye coordination
– Visual perception
– Vocabulary 20+ Words every lesson
Stay Tuned! January 2019!