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Power your plate yellow

Aside from being the colour of hope and happiness, the colour yellow is associated with the Goddess Tara – one of the great Goddesses of wisdom in Hindu mythology. Not just that, yellow foods are directly involved with your digestive health, in particular that of the liver and intestines. Full of antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals, a bright cheery yellow bite of wholesome food is what you need to get healthy today. Here’s Shachi Sohal, H.O.D. Dietetics Deptt at Dr. B.L. Kapur Hospital, New Delhi enlightening us about the power of yellow on your plate! Lemon Nutritive Value per 100gms of edible portion: Calories ( kcal): 57 Proteins (gms):1 Carbohydrates (gms);11.1 Fat (gms); 0.9 Iron (mg); 0.26 Health benefits of lemon: – Lemon is regarded as a skin restorative. It helps cleanse blemished skin. Helps in preventing and curing oral diseases as inflammation of gums, pyorrhoea. – Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C (an antioxidant) which helps in cleansing the blood and builds a stronger immune system, thereby helping combat many illnesses. -Lemon serves as a good appetiser, stimulates flow of saliva and gastric juices. Turmeric Nutritive Value per 100gms of edible portion Calories (kcal):349 Proteins (gms): 6.3 Carbohydrates(gms): 69.4 Fat (gms): 5.1 Iron (mg): 67.8 Health benefits of Turmeric: – Curcumin in turmeric is an antioxidant; and has anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. – Turmeric helps in healing wounds, prevents bacterial infection in wounds. Corn Nutritive Value per 100gms of edible portion Calories ( kcal): 125 Proteins (gms): 4.7 Carbohydrates(gms): 24.6 Fat( gms): 1.1 Health benefits of Corn: – Corn is a good source of vitamin B, vitamins C and E, folic acid, dietary fiber, essential fatty acids, and minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus. – Full of carotenoid lutein, yellow corn has a phytochemical with antioxidant properties that can fight the risk of age related vision loss. Mango Nutritive Value per 100gms of edible portion Calories ( kcal): 74 Proteins (gms): 0.6 Carbohydrates(gms): 16.9 Fat( gms): 0.4 Iron( mg): 1.3 Health benefits of Mango: – Unripe green mangoes are beneficial in the treatment of G.I. Disturbances. – Ripe mangoes are beneficial in treatment of night blindness as mangoes are rich in Vitamin A. – Mango-milk cure is an ideal treatment for weight gain. – Mango is also known as King of Asiatic Fruits. Banana Nutritive Value per 100gms of edible portion Calories ( kcal): 116 Proteins (gms): 1.2 Carbohydrates(gms): 27.2 Fat( gms): 0.3 Iron( mg): 0.36 Health benefits of Banana: – Bananas serve as an excellent source of energy as they contain fructose, glucose and sucrose. They contain good amounts of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C, and provides adequate quantities of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. – Bananas contain soluble dietary fibre and pectins that help normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation. – Bananas help cure intestinal disorders being soft in texture and bland.–Agencies

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