Orange!

February 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

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Orange!

Orange brings a feeling of warmth and happiness. No wonder, since it is the combination of the energy and radiance of red and the warmth and cheeriness of yellow! How great that citrus fruits share their warmth with us in the winter.

Phytonutrients that make up the orange color in plant foods include the carotenoids, such as the well known carotenes, which convert to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps maintain the immune system and is also important for eye health. Other benefits of the color orange are in the prevention of cancer and in the promotion of collagen growth.

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Orange plant foods include:

Pumpkins
Carrots
Apricots
Cantaloupe
Guava
Mango
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Nectarines
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Tangerine
Turmeric

Warm up your diet with some orange this week.

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