Yellow Vegetables Have Golden Benefits
“Yellow bell peppers, yellow tomatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin and yellow squashes are some common yellow vegetables found in every household”
Yellow vegetables offer several health benefits that enrich the skin, heal wounds and keep bones and teeth healthy. These vegetables are also good sources of carotenoids and bioflavonoids which represent a class of water soluble pigments that function as antioxidants.
Very low in tat content and a good source of vitamin A and C, all yellow vegetables also contain nutrients like xanthones, flavonoids, lycopene and potassium which help our body in many different ways, the benefits ranging from the eyes to the bones.
Yellow bell peppers, yellow tomatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin and squashes are some common yellow vegetables found in every household.
Yellow Bell Peppers
Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper is rich in vitamin C (111mg/100gm) and fibre (6gm/100gms) and helps us reduce cholesterol levels. It also helps strengthening immunity and reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. This vegetable is commonly used in salads and in a sauteed form.
Yellow tomatoes are also healthy like its red counterparts, but it contains less vitamin C and lycopene. Being less acidic and sweeter makes it a good food for those who are suffering from acidity. Yellow tomatoes are also rich in folate and niacin.
The pumpkin or kaddu is full of fibre, vitamins and minerals. The fibre contained in pumpkin is good for digestive health. The seeds of the pumpkin are rich in both fats and proteins and it can be fried or salted before eating. These seeds are also good for the healthy growth of children.
Squashes are similar to pumpkins though they show botanical differences. The two different types of squashes are summer squash and winter squash. Winter squashes contain less water but more proteins, fats and carbohydrates and they are considerably rich in vitamin A, compared to summer squashes.
In addition to these, sweet corn, yellow carrots, yellow potatoes and some yams are some of the other yellow vegetables that otter enormous benefits to our health.
- These vegetables reduce the risk of prostate cancer
- Fight free radicals in the body
- Boost the immune system
- Add to bone health by supplying calcium and magnesium
- Contain high antioxidant properties that help fight many degenerative diseases.