A Plate of Many Colors: Orange Foods
May04

A Plate of Many Colors: Orange Foods

In an earlier post, we introduced the PLATE OF MANY COLORS, a concept to help guide you in making smart, healthy nutrition choices. The point is to move away from BROWN—the color of fried foods and other fast-food fare—and open your eyes, your mind, and your mouth to a more colorful array of foods. Today we’re continuing our colorful series by focusing on the color ORANGE. Because we see it so rarely, the color ORANGE is almost always...

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Foods High In Beta Carotene
Aug01

Foods High In Beta Carotene

Don’t look now, but tapering off are the ruby red colors of summer, including the fresh ripened tomatoes, watermelon, and strawberries so beloved at this time of year. As summer slowly sets, stepping in to steal the spotlight (say that five times fast), are the orange hues of fall that abound with healthy nutrients like pumpkin, squash varieties, yams, and sweet potatoes. All of these are foods high in beta carotene (responsible for...

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