Orange fruits and vegetables has a lot benefits for health.
The amount of free radicals in the blood increases when we consume food. If this happens for an extended period of time increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, if after eating you consume orange fruit or vegetable, thanks to its contain of antioxidants the body for several hours is being protected from free radicals.
American researchers indicated several combinations of antioxidants, which act best. These are the flavonoids and hesperidin, as contained in oranges, grapefruit and many others in orange fruits and vegetables.
Which are the healthiest orange fruits and vegetables?
Orange fruits and vegetables have a lot of beta-carotene, form of vitamin A, which is great for vision and for fighting with free radicals. Beta-carotene gives orange color.
Papaya, carrots, squash, pumpkin and oranges are the healthiest fruits and vegetables with orange color.
Digestive enzymes in papaya help some foods to break down easily – meat, dairy products, and beans. The fruit has much fiber and is good when suffering from constipation. Juice from papaya is very effective way to fight nausea –morning sickness or motion one.
Carrots are one of the richest sources of beta-carotene. They are good for vision, heart and lower cholesterol, prevent macular degeneration and help control levels of insulin when suffering from diabetes. You can cook carrots the way you want without worrying that they will lose their healthy nutrient. Heat actually helps to release beta-carotene.
Oranges are full of antioxidants and vitamins and help for bronchitis, asthma, kidney stones, pneumonia, diabetes and arthritis. Also helps for runny nose if you eat them in larger quantities.
Pumpkin and squash are also full of beta-carotene and are valuable way to fight with cancer, especially lung cancer and lower risk of diabetes, also support function of kidneys and urinary tract.