We have teamed up with Dr. Kai Koch, a Fulham based NHS doctor who has recently started The Exercise Doc on Instagram. Be sure to give him a follow.
Why should we ‘eat the rainbow’?
We are only starting to scrape the surface of the importance of the gut microbiome (GM) for our health. It is no longer just about calories in and out, about what ratio of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) or about how many micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) we consume. Did you know that our human cells are outnumbered by roughly 2:1 compared to our microbiome (consisting of bacteria, viruses, fungus and yes, even parasites)? To really start optimising our health we need to optimise our GMs health, and one of the easiest, simplest and most effective ways is to eat the rainbow.
What does eating the rainbow mean?
Eating the rainbow describes eating a vast variety of whole plant based foods; reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples. Our ancestors ate up to 800 varieties of plants. In comparison, the typical modern ‘western diet’ comprises only 12 plant and 5 animal species, with a lot of processed foods and refined sugars that are implicated in almost every chronic disease.
Our next box will be a special Eat The Rainbow Box
We will be creating the perfect Eat The Rainbow Box for you. We will also go into more detail on the science behind it, including what foods are best to get phytochemicals from and how much variety you should be eating.