Brightly colored orange foods are good for your eyes, skin, immune system and heart. Orange foods contain high amounts of Carotenoids; these compounds help provide Vitamin A, or retinol, to the body. Vitamin A helps us see at night, keeps our immune system strong and keep our skin cells healthy. Orange foods are also loaded with Vitamin C. The color orange can also improve your mood and reenergize you. Be sure to brighten up your meals by eating at least one orange food a day.
Healthy orange fruit & vegetable choices include:
- Pumpkins: Don't wait until Thanksgiving to include this excellent food in your family's meals. Add vitamin and antioxidant packed pumpkin puree to pancakes, burritos, and bread or muffin recipes. Pumpkin also makes great soup.
- Peaches & Nectarines: Now is the time to eat fresh peaches and nectarines. In addition to Vitamins A and C and carotenoids, peaches and nectarines are a good source of dietary fiber. Slice a peach in half and