Bright & Bold Orange Foods22 May, 2020
Apricots, carrots, mango, pumpkin, nectarines, papaya, squash, oranges, turmeric... Not only a feast for our eyes but a nutritious addition to our meals!
Comprising phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, carotenoids and curcuminoids, to name a few, these foods are hugely beneficial for our immune health, eye health, the health of our skin and bones, they’re anti-inflammatory and on top of this already impressive list, they’re instrumental in lowering our risk for cancer and heart disease!
Let us explore two of the orange wonders...
⭐️ Mangoes...these yummy wonders are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and B-complex as well as the phytonutrients of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangoes help to alkalize our body, fight cholesterol and are reported as being a powerful anti-cancer food! Packed with digestive enzymes and being a prebiotic food, they are hugely beneficial for our gut health, helping to promote optimal digestion and absorption of the foods we eat. Not only crucial for balancing our hormones and boosting our immune system did you know that these nutritious superstars are a great sleep aid?
⭐️ Turmeric...touted as a natural wonder in the healing world, turmeric has for centuries been lauded for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-depressant properties. Containing the phytonutrient of curcumin, this bright orange spice helps to purify our blood, regulate our blood sugar and thanks to its antioxidant properties turmeric has been shown to be beneficial at helping to reverse the signs of aging!
So, how can we get more of these & other beneficial orange foods into our daily meals?
🧡 Mangoes make a delicious addition to almost any smoothie. For a better night’s rest, you could also try eating a mango just before bed.
🧡 Consuming turmeric, as a spice sprinkled over food, juiced, as tea, or as a supplement, just after a workout, can help to shorten your recovery time post-exercise.
🧡 Add a slice or two of an orange to your filtered water to pep up the taste of your water (and to hopefully boost your daily water intake).
🧡 Not only do papayas complete a fruit salad but they are an excellent source of digestive enzymes! Did you know that eating a few papaya seeds each week can help you to eliminate parasites?
🧡 Carrot juice is a healthier option than soft drinks - it helps to boost our immune system, strengthen our eyesight and is amazing for the health of our heart, just to name a few.