“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Colours play a major role in picking up vegetables and fruits from your super market. 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 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 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 of the elderly that impairs the function of the macula. Research has found that people who ate the most amount of beta-carotene had a forty percent lower risk of macular degeneration compared with those who consumed the least. Beta-carotene can also split itself via an enzymatic reaction to form pro-vitamin A, which is often associated with antioxidant capacity in relation to vision Since Halloween is around the corner one can’t help but notice overwhelming siting’s of pumpkins. The bright orange pumpkin flesh is loaded with fibre and essential vitamins and minerals like Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus. Its fibre is excellent for your digestive system with just 1 cup of pumpkin puree providing you with over 7 grams of your daily intake of dietary fibre.
One of the lesser known facts about beet roots is that they grow in colours other than red. One such example is yellow beet, its works good for heart and are really good for cleansing kidneys. Unlike the red beet yellow beet is little sweeter in taste and also contains good amount of fibre, iron, potassium, and folic acid.
In a world where being in shape and size is of at most importance certain fruits top the chart of inexpensive ways of reducing weights. Papaya is one of them, this yellow coloured sweet delight is packed with dietary fibre which aids weight loss and also gives a feeling of fullness and stops the so called “Craving”. Apart from this it also helps in reducing cholesterol, increases immunity, helps in controlling diabetes, protects against arthritis which can go a long way for old age people and also improves digestion. If you’re bored with the regular fruit and vegetable mix you can always opt for certain dishes which includes these orange and yellow wonders such as beet salad with tangerine, pumpkin lasagne, white chocolate citrus 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.
Banana is called the commuters food, a small 6-inch fruit packed with enormous potential. It allows you to keep your dietary regime on track. Banana slows down the digestion process which forces the food to stay in the stomach which creates the illusion of being full. It has a small amount of Vitamin-A which protects your health of eye and its vision. It works well with breakfast as it keeps the day’s nutrition in place. Another great source of Vitamin-A is orange these orange oranges are juicy wonders which are really tangy in taste. They relieve constipation, protects skin and alkalizes the body. Another way to rejuvenate your skin is lemon water which is also a great source to detoxicate your body. Lemon water is enriched with Vitamin-C, it keeps cold and other types of flu away from your body.
A fruit similar and often confused with peaches yet very different is nectarines, it has over 100 varieties with the major difference with or without pit. It is a lot similar to peaches in vitamin quantity but has a lot more minerals than peaches such as iron, phosphorus, potassium etc. It is good in niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, and pyridoxine. It also contains magnesium, folic acid, iron and Vitamin K in moderate amounts and these minerals and acids together give nectarines the power to fight cancer, major heart diseases and helps in lowering blood pressure and also aids digestion.