Wellness Tip: Yellow Foods protect vital organs

Eating a rainbow of foods is important for well-being. Yellow foods provide compounds that prevent cancer, anti-inflammatory properties and may protect the brain, heart, eyes and skin.

These compounds are called lutein and zeaxanthin. They are fat soluble and need to be eaten with a source of fat like olive oil or a nut butter to be absorbed by the body. Try a golden delicious apple or an Asian pear sliced with almond butter for a healthy snack. Yellow foods like bananas, corn, Yukon potatoes are starchy and should be combined with foods that are high in fiber or protein to reduce spikes in blood sugar.

Janet Lott, RN, Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator

The Memorial Hospital at Craig

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