Healthy colourful plate

8 Healthy Colourful plate ideas

What’s a healthy colourful plate

No, its not something your daughter brings home from school, with a picture of The Little Mermaid on, nor is it some dishevelled piece of kiln dried pottery that your wife brings home from her evening class with a picture of Justin Timberlake on.

A healthy colourful plate, is just that, a healthy colourful plate of food, with  lots of different coloured fruit and veg, and the more colours, the more healthy it is until it resembles the colours of the rainbow, again, again Geoffrey, oh shut up bungle bonce( remember the tv show)

If you want to get more fruit and veg in your diet now is the ideal time, with the summer coming, for that healthy colourful plate of skittles! (only joking.)

Whether its adding grapes, strawberries and kiwi to your porridge or yoghurt for breakfast, or brussels and mauve swiss chard to your chicken dinner, if you look at each and every meal you have, and add or replace with more colourful alternatives, I guarantee you will feel healthier, and probably lose weight in the process.

Wont you sound flash in front of the Mrs when wheeling the trolley round Sainsburys, going up too the assistant and asking where the butternut squash, the egg plant and the baby artichokes are hiding!

Here are a few benefits for your healthy colourful plate, from fresh, and frozen produce(frozen fruit and veg is just as good as fresh, as its picked then frozen quick, to keep its vitamins and nutrients locked in)

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

These little green balls of goodness are high in fibre, and full of vitamin K, vitamin C and magnesium. They are rich in anti-oxidants, help prevent cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.

ARTICHOKES

Actually a thistle, not a vegetable. High in fibre, and iron, and very rich in anti-oxidants too, whilst reducing bad cholesterol and promoting good cholesterol.

SWISS CHARD

Can help to regulate blood pressure, and may decrease insulin resistance, whilst promoting weight loss.

CELERY

Full of vitamins A, K and C, and minerals potassium and folate.Celery is low on the gly-caemic index, it also takes more energy to crunch and chew it, than it contains so is in a calorie deficit.

TOMATOES

Full of vitamin K and C also, they can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.Tomatoes are good for your skin , including maybe protecting against sunburns.

BERRIES

All are jam packed with anti-oxidants, which reduce disease and protect your cells. Berries can also improve blood sugar levels and keep your arteries healthy. Strawberries are a super speed fruit that can help burn fat.

PINEAPPLE

Packed full of vitamins, enzymes and anti-oxidants.Pineapple also helps build strong bones and aids the immune system. Plus contains thiamine and manganese which is ideal for mens virility.

BEETROOT

Can help to lower blood pressure and help digestion. Beetroot can also be anti-inflammatory, and contain almost all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

If you can make a healthy colourful plate, at every meal time you’re on to a win win lifestyle including:- less calories, weight loss, lower blood pressure, less chance of diabetes and heart disease, all leading to a healthier, leaner, meaner, fighting machine.

Its a win,  win all round and talking of rounds, you can probably have a few at the weekend with the calories left over, but not too many beers, thing G and T’s.http://www.drinkaware.co.uk

So before you decide what to eat, make sure your plate is a healthy circle of colourful fruit and vegetables, the colour of the rainbow.

I will look for you at the checkout with your trolley laden with goodies, and your significant other by your side , grinning from ear to ear like a cheshire cat! (dont forget the pineapple its good for her, if you eat it)http://Www.menanddadswellbeing.co.uk/contact

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