“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Colors play a major role in picking up vegetables and fruits from your supermarket. Talking about yellow and orange-colored fruits and vegetables, they derive their rich hue from a pigment named Beta-carotene. In the body vitamin A (Retinol) is being formed by disintegrating Beta-carotene.
Vitamin A helps your immune system endure a lot of troubles picked up with the junk that we eat occasionally, helps in keeping the vision healthy on top of this it works well with skin impairment, and provides healthy mucous. Studies done by the University of Maryland medical center that look at big groups of people suggest that those who eat 4 or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene may reduce their risk of developing heart disease or cancer.
A carotene supplement in the market would cost around 650 to 900 rupees for a 7mg of dosage, on the other hand, sweet potato and carrots provide 10 times the amount for a lot less.
Macular degeneration is a common eye disease in the elderly that affects macular function. Research has shown that people who eat the most beta-carotene have a forty percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who eat the least. Beta-carotene can also be broken down via enzymatic reactions to form provitamin A, which is often associated with the antioxidant capacity for vision.
Since Halloween is near, you can find out the irresistible pumpkin chair. The flesh of bright orange squash is rich in fiber and essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. The fiber is great for your digestive system with just 1 cup of pumpkin puree and provides you with over 7 grams of fiber daily.
One of the lesser-known facts about beets is that they grow in colors other than red. One example is yellow beet, this works very well for the heart and is very useful for cleaning the kidneys. Unlike beets, yellow beets have a slightly sweeter taste and also contain lots of fiber, iron, potassium, and folic acid.
In a world where maintaining your shape and size is paramount, several fruits are on the list of cheap ways to lose weight. Papaya is one of them, this sweet yellow snack is rich in fiber which helps with weight loss, creates a feeling of fullness, and satisfies the so-called “thirst”.
It also helps lower cholesterol, boost immunity, helps control diabetes, protects against arthritis, which can help the elderly a lot, and improves digestion as well. If you are tired of the usual fruit and vegetable mix, you can always opt for a few dishes that have orange and yellow magic like beet salad with mandarin, pumpkin lasagna, orange white chocolate parfait.
Tangerines in general are a great source of nutrition and vitamins, particularly rich in Vitamin C providing the perfect antioxidants required for the body. These antioxidants prevent inflammation in the body, other than this tangerine is a fruit of multi talents it helps in repairing cuts and wounds, absorbs iron form food, eases bowel movement and reduces cholesterol absorption.
Bananas are said to be a traveler’s food, a small 6-inch fruit with great potential. This allows you to keep your diet in the right direction. Bananas slow down the digestive process, which holds food in the stomach and creates the illusion of feeling full. It contains a small amount of vitamin A which is beneficial for eye health and vision.
This goes well with breakfast as daily meals are maintained on-site. Another great source of vitamin A is oranges. These citrus oranges are a juicy miracle that tastes very hot. They relieve constipation, protect the skin and alkalize the body. Another way to rejuvenate the skin is with lemon water, which is also a great source of detoxification for your body. Lemon water is enriched with vitamin C, preventing colds and other types of flu from your body.
The fruit, similar to and often confused with peaches, but very different, is nectarines. There are more than 100 varieties with huge differences, with or without holes. It is very similar to peaches in terms of vitamins but contains more minerals than peaches such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, and others.
It is good in niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, and pyridoxine. It also contains moderate amounts of magnesium, folic acid, iron, and vitamin K. These minerals and acids together give nectarines the power to fight cancer and severe heart disease, lower blood pressure, and aid digestion.