What is Kid’s Rainbow Foods?
New to the ever expanding G&G range is ‘Kid’s Rainbow Foods’, an organic, whole food blend containing bacterial strains, lactobaccillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium infantis and saccharomyces boulardii.
Variety in the diet is highly encouraged, but it’s also important to vary the colours too! Different colour groups contain different types of phytonutrients. The presence of colour in food indicates antioxidant presence due to pigmentation. Ensuring this broad selection of colourful fruits and vegetables provides the body with a spectrum of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
Kid’s Rainbow Foods comes in a powder form, with a measuring spoon which can be added to any drink your little one likes once a day, be it juice, smoothie or even just water! You can also make Kid’s Rainbow Foods last! For one child between the ages of 4-6, Kid’s Rainbow Foods can last for 200 days!
Guava, Pomegranate, Acerola, Beetroot
Red foods contain nutrients such as lycopene (a red carotenoid pigment), ellagic acid (a natural phenol antioxidant), vitamin A, vitamin C and much, much more.
Beetroot in particular contains betaine (an amino acid) and pomegranates are a good source of fibre. Acerola in this blend of rainbow foods contains 17mg of vitamin C, needed for normal function of blood vessels, function of bones and cartilage, gums, skin, teeth, nervous system, immune system and protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Orange foods are a good source of vitamin A and carotenoids needed for maintenance of good vision.
Lemons have alkalising effects and have been used for digestive support. They contain citric acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids and pectin (a polysaccharide).
Apple, Holy basil, Kale, Broccoli, Spirulina
Greens are amongst the healthiest foods to eat but one of the hardest for children to like! Green fruit and veg are rich in phytonutrients such as isothyocyanates (sulphur containing phytochemical), and lutein (carotenoids) and many more. Kale is packed with vitamin A, C, K, Iron, calcium, carotenoids and flavonoids.
Blue / Purple / Black
These three groups of colours fall under the same heading as they contain phytonutrients such as resveratrol and anthocyanins (flavonoid). Berries contain bioactive phytochemicals which help protect against oxidation and inflammation.
White / brown
White foods, despite there lack of bright colouring, still contain an abundance of phytochemicals beneficial to the body. Baobab is one of the most alkaline foods available and a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre.