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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yellow/Orange

In addition to eating one cup of red fruit and vegetables each day, I'm also trying to include one cup of yellow/orange fruit and vegetables each day.

According to this source, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables
contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macula degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones.

Some examples:
Apricots
Cantaloupe (rockmelon)
Carrots
Golden kiwifruit
Grapefruit
Lemon
Mangoes
Nectarines
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Persimmons
Pineapples
Pumpkin
Rutabagas (swedes)
Sweet corn
Sweet potatoes
Tangerines
Yellow apples
Yellow pears
Yellow peppers
Yellow potatoes
Yellow squash
Yellow tomatoes

2 comments:

Magda said...

They say you should eat a rainbow (of different coloured foods). It looks like you're well on your way Charlotte.

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Magda, so far so good!