The foods you eat are one of the most
important aspects of maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. Whole plant foods are more
nutrient-dense than processed and fast
foods, which are typically high in fats,
calories, sugars and sodium, and low in
beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals,
protein, fibre and antioxidants. By eliminating
processed foods and removing many of the
known major allergens, and incorporating
high amounts of nutrient-rich vegetables,
fruits and legumes, you can start to live a
healthier, happier lifestyle.
CHOOSE MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Some of the most important nutrients our bodies
require come from fruits and vegetables. Fruits
and vegetables are a source of vitamins, minerals,
protein, fibre, antioxidants, and many other unique
and powerful nutrients that support a broad range of
The bright colours you see in vegetables like
tomatoes carrots, and red, yellow and green peppers
are due to beneficial antioxidant nutrients called
carotenoids. Specific carotenoids like beta-carotene,
lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin can have a variety
of benefits like supporting vision, improving skin
resistance to UV light, and also helping fight free
Cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, brussels
sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower. These types of
vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and unique
phytonutrients like sulforaphane, a powerful
antioxidant. These vegetables can also be a source
of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA).
DARK LEAFY GREENS
Deep green leafy vegetables include kale, spinach
and collard greens. These are rich in vitamins and
minerals including vitamin K.
BERRIES — ANTIOXIDANTS GALORE!
Berries of all colors and kinds are typically rich
sources of antioxidants, which is why you may hear
about some of them being referred to as superfruits.
It’s this ability to fight oxidizing free radicals that
makes them super. Antioxidants called anthocyanins
can be found in raspberries, blueberries, cranberries,
cherries, and grapes. Anthocyanins are responsible
for giving berries (and other fruit) their red, blue and
LEGUMES — NATURE’S SOURCE OF
For many vegetarians, getting the right amount of
protein can be difficult. Adding legumes like peas,
pinto beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, and lentils
to a meal can be a great way of getting some extra
protein in your diet.
Arbonne Essentials® Protein Shakes deliver 20 g of
plant-based protein from peas, rice and cranberries.
DID YOU KNOW?
Arbonne Essentials® Greens
Balance contains green, red,
yellow and blue coloured fruits
and vegetables to deliver a
broad range of antioxidants
Live well. Cass xx