The first food color I would like to have a look at is yellow and orange food. Thinking about a banana, lemons, oranges, etc., makes me feel always stronger. The color yellow is the color of light and warmth and has a stimulating effect on the mind. Despite that, it has a mind strengthening effect. The color also says something about the effect of our food. What does the color yellow say about our foods?
Yellow and orange food contain carotenoids that strengthen the immune system by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. They slow down skin aging, stimulate digestion and metabolism. They ensure healthy eyes and prevent cancer.
Yellow & Orange Superfoods
Let’s have a look at some yellow & orange superfoods, which support you in being happy, beautiful, and healthy.
Pumpkins are very famous as decoration for Halloween, but also on the plate, they are awesome. The Hokkaido pumpkin, in particular, has great culinary popularity. Especially its antioxidants make pumpkins an active protective shield against diseases. Studies have shown the preventive and soothing effects of pumpkins, for example for skin diseases and depression.
The pumpkin also contains a lot of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and helps our eyes to see.
Carrots are probably one of the most popular vegetables. Because they taste sweet and can be nibbled directly from the hand. But you can also use them in no time at all to make a salad, roasted vegetables, juices, and even cakes. Moreover, as carrots are among the leading carotenoid suppliers, they are also extremely healthy. Carrots have a positive effect on the eyes, skin, and heart. At the same time, they protect against diabetes and arteriosclerosis. Carrots are not only available in orange. They are also available in white, purple and almost black.
Bananas are among those foods that contain the most dopamine, the happiness hormone. Analyses at Kobe University in Japan have shown that the pulp of 100 grams of ripe bananas contains up to 10 milligrams of dopamine. Furthermore, bananas contain practically all vitamins of the B-complex, which are essential for the central nervous system (except vitamin B12).
It is therefore not surprising that bananas have been used in traditional medicine for a long time to strengthen the nerves and combat depression. The banana peel even contains up to 560 milligrams of dopamine, which you can use to make delicious pancakes.
Seaberries are ideal for the prevention of colds and infectious diseases. The berries also have antibacterial and antiviral effects and act as potent radical scavengers. If you are one of those people who want to prevent or already suffer from vitamin deficiency and/or a weakened immune system, seaberries can be very helpful.
Save the money on chemical care and cleaning agents. Invest instead in your health and active environmental protection! Whether as skin and hair care, against indigestion and coughing or against dirt and stains of all kinds, the lemon is a real all-around talent. As commonly known lemon contains a high level of vitamin C and it is said to reduce the incidence of colds or alleviate symptoms of a cold.
The studies published so far have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that are in no way inferior to those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e. g. ASA, diclofenac, etc.) – with the decisive difference that ginger does not cause gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) contains curcumin as an effective ingredient. Traditional naturopathy in many Far Eastern countries prescribes the yellow root for a wide variety of diseases – an approach that has now been confirmed by numerous research results. Turmeric has a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect and can, therefore, be used for almost any chronic problem (or its prevention) – whether in lung diseases, intestinal diseases, liver problems, Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes.
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