Should you be eating colourful fruits and vegetables?

According to Dietitian Annemarie Aburrow cited by the BHF (British Heart Foundation), there’s no evidence that eating lots of colourful foods will lead to a balance in nutritional content.  She adds, the natural compounds (phytochemicals) that give fruit and vegetables their colour may be beneficial.

During a business catch up with an associate and friend of mine, we were discussing the changes in the health messages and advice.  It’s easy to believe the general “rules” apply.  However, with further discussion it’s not the same as even a couple of decades ago.  Food processing and preservation techniques, farming, importing of foods and transportation etc.

“Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day-in and day-out.” —Robert Collier

Having colourful foods on your plate certainly helps with the presentation and appeal of the dish and chefs pride themselves on the art of presentation.  And, there are plenty of people that consider it is healthy to have different coloured foods in your diet.  So, there are some conflicts of opinion out there, so no wonder we are confused with the variety of messages.