Yellow Food Health Benefits

Yellow fruits and vegetables

Yellow fruits and vegetables house phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can combat against skin problems.

Yellow foods are particularly beneficial for your gastrointestinal tract, digestion, and the gut microbiome.

Like red and orange foods, yellow edible plants contain antioxidants, but that’s not all. They actually contain specific substances that act on your digestive tract that processes all your food and beverages.

This long tube that runs from your mouth to your anus doesn’t just excrete foul-smelling brown dumplings of water and minced food. These dumplings actually contain a bunch of other stuff that your body needs to rid itself of too: fats, cholesterol, minerals, sex hormones, bile, and cell debris, including the remains of red and white blood cells.

  • Antioxidant
  • Enzymatic activity
  • Gastric motility and regulation
  • Modulate the glycaemic impact of food
  • Support a healthy gut microbiome

When your gut isn’t working optimally, it can take a toll on the whole body, and the bacteria inside it — that’s where yellow foods come in. They modulate the secretion and activity of enzymes that help break down your food and participate in the natural detoxification processes of the body.

They can also help metabolise food and move it out of the stomach (gastric motility) towards the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed before reaching the colon where gut bacteria take care of the leftovers.

Indeed, the prebiotic plant fibers in yellow foods are a source of energy for beneficial bacteria that can enrich their presence in the microbiome and encourage their health-promoting activities, like producing short-chain fatty acids that are essential for the gut.
Yellow foods can even act on the activities of stomach bacteria, like H. pylori, a common cause of peptic ulcers. 

Phytonutrients in yellow foods

There are many plant chemicals, and the scientific community still has a lot left to study. However, there are already some reliable findings on specific phytonutrients in yellow foods and their functions in humans. Many of these plants contain bioflavonoids that support gut health and digestion while preventing oxidative stress to cells.

Phytonutrients in yellow foods
Bioflavonoids Bromelain
Gingerol Lutein
Nobelitin Prebiotic fibers
Rutin Zeaxanthin


So, what yellow fruits and vegetables can you include in your diet?

  • Yellow Carrots
  • Yellow Potatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Butternut, acorn and summer squash
  • Corn
  • Yellow bell peppers
  • Yellow beets
  • Yellow zucchini

  • Lemons
  • Bananas
  • Apricots
  • Nectarines
  • Mangos
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Starfruit



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