Health & Wellness

Boost Your Immune System With Yellow & Orange!

Vitamin C, which aids the immune system, can be found in most yellow and orange fruits and veggies. Scientists have been studying Carotenoids and Flavonoids, two classes of Phytochemicals found in many orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, that can help keep your vision, heart and immune system healthy, as well as potentially lower the risk of some forms of cancer.

Apricot

Apricot

These sweet and juicy orange fruits can help fight maladies, including heart disease. Ounce for ounce, dried apricots, compared to the fresh, have twelve times the Iron" title="A necessary mineral for the proper function of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is...">Iron, seven times the fiber, and five times the Vitamin A.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

This sweet and juicy melon has a high amount of beta-carotene, which coverts to 100% the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A. Cantaloupe also supplies 80% recommended daily intake of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Carrot

Carrot

An excellent source of Vitamin A, carrots are also high in Carotenoids" title="Help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and help preserve vision. See also Beta Carotene">Carotenoids.

Mango

Mango

Mangoes, another favorite orange fruit, rank third behind Papaya for nutrient density, and are a source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C. They contain 40% recommended daily intake of Vitamin A, as well as Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, Vitamin E plays a vital role in protecting the body from many chronic disorders. It may...">Vitamin E and Pectin" title="Soluble fiber important in controlling blood cholesterol. A gelatinous substance, also offsets bile acids. It complements the function of cellulose,...">Pectin.

Nectarine

Nectarine

These sweet and juicy orange fruits can help fight maladies, including heart disease. Nectarines are a source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

Orange

Orange

With Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate and Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, oranges are also a source of Calcium" title="The most plentiful mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and...">Calcium, Magnesium" title="An essential mineral in human nutrition with a wide range of biological functions. Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic...">Magnesium and fiber, as well as Flavonoids" title="A group of compounds with antioxidant properties, are found in carrots, tea, citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, peppers, squash, tomatoes, soybeans,...">Flavonoids such as Rutin" title="A flavonoid which may prevent or slow tumor growth">Rutin and Hesperidin" title="A flavonoid which may prevent or slow tumor growth">Hesperidin. They also contain Coumarins" title="A class of widely occurring phenolic compounds, especially abundant in citrus fruits, that may help the enzymes that fend off...">Coumarins and Terpenes" title="The terpene lactones are thought to be the elements that help improve memory (that is, improve choline uptake in brain...">Terpenes, and supply 130% recommended daily intake of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Papaya

Papaya

Papayas rank second in the list of most nutrient-dense fruits, with 150% recommended daily intake of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C and 75% of Vitamin A. A serving of papaya also contains 800 mg of Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, as well as Papain" title="Enzyme which aids digestion">Papain.

Peach

Peach

These sweet and juicy orange fruits can help fight maladies, including heart disease. Peaches offer a good amount of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Pineapple

Pineapple

With valuable amounts of thiamin, Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate, Riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), and Pantothenic Acidstrengthen the immune system and may play a role in fighting the early...">Vitamin B6, Iron" title="A necessary mineral for the proper function of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is...">Iron and Magnesium" title="An essential mineral in human nutrition with a wide range of biological functions. Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic...">Magnesium, pineapples are a delicious source of soluble fiber, and contain 40% RDI of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

This favorite yellow vegetable is high in Vitamin A, and is also a good source of vitamins B and C and Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium. To get the most nutritional benefits from your corn, cook it to increase the Ferulic Acid. Ferulic Acid is also a natural...">Ferulic Acid and overall antioxidant activity.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Super nutritious with vitamins A and C, Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate, Iron" title="A necessary mineral for the proper function of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is...">Iron, Copper" title="Required for normal infant development, red and white blood cell maturation, Iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose...">Copper, Calcium" title="The most plentiful mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and...">Calcium and fiber, sweet potatoes are loved for their flavor and texture. They're an excellent source of Vitamin A, and 2/3 cup provides 100% of Vitamin E plays a vital role in protecting the body from many chronic disorders. It may...">Vitamin E.

Yellow Potato

Yellow Potato

Did you know that yellow potatoes contain more Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium than bananas? They're also high in Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C, and a good source of B6.