Peel Appeal: Yellow – Volume 3 – (Article 3 of 6)Magalies Citrus
by Dr. Marli Botha
Yellow often represents sunshine, happiness, and radiance, which are adjectives we’d all love to use more often. When you’re going grocery shopping, think about putting something from every colour into your grocery cart. Red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, yellow zucchini, corn, greens – that variety ensures that you’re getting those antioxidants, which can be really beneficial.
- Yellow fruits and vegetables in general are great sources of vitamins and antioxidants that can combat certain kinds of cancer and are good for the heart and eyes.
- Pineapple is a source of bromelain that appears to play a role in breaking down undigested food in the stomach, enhancing overall removal of food remnants from the digestive tract (both stomach and gut).
- Mangoes are storehouses of Vitamin A and protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
- Often, people tend to invest in skincare products and creams when they actually just need to eat more yellow food. These yellow fruits and veggies have more retinol properties than any over-the-counter beauty regime.
- Turmeric – is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant – it may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
- There are many options for healthy yellow foods, including bananas, pineapple, yellow peppers, yellow squash, corn, mangos, lemons and others. Bananas, pineapple and yellow squash, for example, are all good sources of potassium and vitamin C.