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.