Besides oranges, that are so healthy and full of vitamins, there are also many other orange fruit and vegetables that we should include in our daily diet.
The one thing that makes all of them so good is the beta-carotene, that is a powerful antioxidant. This magic ingredient protects our body from the free radicals, helping us to remain healthy and young. Also, it activates the production of melanin in the skin and under the skin, helping us to have a healthy, quick tan in the summer. Beta-carotene stimulates the immune system and reduce the risk of developing cancer or heart disease. But one of the most known benefits of this ingredient is, of course related to the retinal health. So if you want to have a healthy, long life, here is a list of the most popular and delicious orange fruits and vegetables.
Sweet potatoes: they are sweeter than the white potatoes, but they surely have less calories. These potatoes are full of vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium, which regulates the heart beat, the blood pressure and maintains the bones healthy. Because they are rich in fibers, they help a lot with the digestion, helping treat constipation and prevent colon cancer.
Carrots: they fight against retinal aging and improve night vision. In addition, carrots make your skin glow and detoxify the colon, by removing toxins. If you eat them raw, they will clean your teeth and will reduce the bacteria that lead to cavities.
Physalis: rich in vitamins and antioxidants that are useful in preventing and treating flu and colds. They also reduce the blood pressure and the stress, giving energy to your body.
Khaki: also known as the Japanese date palm. It is used in remedies for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, asthma and lung infections. In the summer time, use it to reduce perspiration. In general it protects your body from the free radicals that age your body. When mashed, it make a great anti-wrinkles mask.
Peaches: these delicious fruits are great in diets as they bring satiety and reduce the hunger. But they also have many other health benefits. Because they are rich in phenols, they regenerate the skin tissue and stops hair from falling. They reduce stress and have a calming effect, and because they are diuretic, they clean the kidneys and the bladder. The antioxidants found in peaches inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.
Apricots: they contain potassium which keeps your heart, stomach and bones healthy. The fibers from the apricot maintain healthy levels of blood glucose and cholesterol.
Cantaloupe melon: this aromatic and refreshing fruit is perfect for the hot days of summer. Actually, this type of melon is healthier than the watermelon. It contains potassium, calcium and vitamins A,B and C that help maintain the metabolic balance. It contains fibers that help with the blood sugar and lower bad cholesterol.
Papaya: contains enzymes that destroy dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new ones. It's full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that improve the digestion, reducing bloating and facilitating the intestinal transit. Eat it when you want to lose weight, because it has less calories and many vitamins.