Are you Yellow? Make Yellow Fruits and Vegetables Part of Your Diet

by | Mar 23, 2012

Yellow fruits and vegetables, such as squash, corn, mangoes, and tangerines tend to get overlooked in many American’s diets. That’s a shame, because yellow fruits and vegetables offer important food nutrition value.

Here’s why you should be adding yellow fruits and vegetables to your menu:

  • Yellow vegetables are usually rich in beta-carotenes, which has a strong correlation with healthy vision.
  • They also have zeaxanthin, flavonoids and lycopene which you don’t get in all other kinds of fruits and vegetables. Flavoniods are a natural anti-inflammatory, which can be useful for individuals suffering from food allergies. This chemical has also been linked to slowing the growth of cancer cells.
  • Calcium and magnesium help ensure strong bones and facilitate the formation of collagen to keep your joints well serviced.
  • Research has shown that yellow-colored food may reduce the chance of prostrate cancer.
  • Yellow fruits and vegetable may also slow down muscle degeneration due to age.

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