Benefits of red fruits and veggies

Eat The Rainbow: The Secret To A Healthier Gut


The importance of "eating your greens" might be a no-brainer, but have you considered the importance of eating your reds, yellows, purples, and whites too? Eating a rainbow of plant-based foods is critical to ensuring you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health.

How does eating the rainbow support optimal health? Eating a diverse range of plant-based wholefoods is critical to supporting a healthy gut, and our gut health plays a central role in influencing our overall health and wellbeing. For optimal health, we need to be eating a colourful range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and wholegrains to support a varied nutrient intake. 

Dr Megan Rossi, a renowned gut health researcher and registered dietician, recommends aiming for at least 20 to 30 varieties of plant-based foods each week. According to Dr Rossi, eating a variety of colours is critical because each colour group contains different nutrients that the gut thrives on - which is why we make sure you get served up every colour of the rainbow, in every Craft Smoothie box!

To help you achieve a healthier gut, our smoothie boxes include over 30 different varieties of fresh fruit, vegetables, and organic superfoods so you don't have to worry about meal planning and ticking off all the colours of the rainbow.

The colour of fruits and vegetables is influenced by specific phytonutrients, which are natural chemicals that help protect plants from germs, bugs, the sun’s harmful rays, and other threats. And each color indicates an abundance of specific nutrients. Let’s take a look at what the color of your food can tell you about its nutrition - and how you can eat a more colorful range of phytonutrients to help your gut (and body) to function at its best.

Health Benefits Of Red Fruits And Vegetables

Eating Your Reds To Up Your Intake Of Disease-Fighting Antioxidants 

Why are red foods healthy?

What healthy red foods can you expect in a Craft Smoothie box?

What other healthy red foods can you to add to your diet?

What are some easy ways to eat more reds?

Eat The Rainbow

Eating Your Greens To Help Detoxify The Body, Enhance Energy, and Support Immunity

Why are greens healthy?

Green Granny Smith Apple Smoothie

What healthy green foods can you expect in a Craft Smoothie box?

What other healthy green food can you to add to your diet?

What are some easy ways to eat more greens?

Craft Smoothie Box - Eat The Rainbow

We'll be building on this article in the coming weeks so you can understand the benefits of eating a diverse range of purple, yellow and white plant-based foods too.

If you want to try adding more colours and plant-based foods to your diet, give Craft Smoothie a try and we'll deliver everything you need to benefit from a diet rich in every colour of the rainbow!


Related blog posts

Free easy ways to get healthy thumbnail

5 Free And Easy Ways To Get Healthy In 2018

Our health is our greatest asset, but it’s often one of the first things we n...

Read More
Green smoothie recipes craft smoothie

Best Green Smoothie Recipes For A Better Breakfast

Discover how to make the best-tasting green smoothies at home...

Read More
Spring cleanse challenge craft smoothie

Easy Spring Cleanse In 7 Simple Steps

Even with the best intentions, it can be easy to fall out of a healthy routin...

Read More

Join the Craft Smoothie Community!

Sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest smoothie trends.