With that in mind, I have 3 easy tips that will help you rotate your foods and maximise your nutrition. Not only that, these tips will make eating fun!
1. Eat seasonally
Different fruits and vegetables grow at different times of the year. This is nature’s way of helping us get the vitamins and minerals we need. Eating seasonally also means you’ll get more nutrients, as non-seasonal produce loses its nutritional power over long storage times.
If you’re not sure what’s in season, ask your green grocer, or shop at farmers’ markets where you’ll only find seasonal produce.
2. Eat colourfully
While getting your daily serving of fruit and vegetables is important, it’s also ideal to vary their colours — the colour of each produce tells us about its nutrition profile. For example, green ones typically have chlorophyll, folate, calcium and vitamin C; and orange ones beta-carotene and vitamin C.
So when you eat, think in colours — the more colours you include in each meal, the more nutrients (including antioxidants) you’ll get.
3. Eat diversely
One of the easiest ways to introduce variety in your diet is to make a habit of eating something different regularly. You could try different cuisines or new recipes once a week, rotate your proteins and carbohydrates from day-to-day, and introduce more vegetarian meals if you haven’t already. Creating a weekly meal plan will make it easy to shop for the ingredients you need.
Make these three tips a habit, and you won’t have to think about food rotation — it’ll happen naturally.
*I wrote a similar article that was published on the Swisse Vitamins website last year. I thought it was valuable enough to share it with my readers here. If you enjoyed and got some value out of it, please share it with your family and friends using one of the share buttons below. Thanks.