AS I stated in my article on juice diets, if you consume a balanced diet, rich in fresh fruit and vegetables with a wide variety of options, you will very rarely be deficient in any vitamins and minerals (with the exception of vitamin D – due to our horrendous weather). However, it is important to get a variety of options and colours of these foods into your diet. Different colours generally mean that the foods contain different vitamins and minerals, which all add up and are vital to keep your body’s internal systems working well. Vitamins and minerals can therefore make the one per cent difference to your performance which could see you winning a fight! The rule: have at least one serving of fruit or veg with every every meal, include a wide variety of colours and try to get the freshest stuff possible!
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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS