Earlier this year when I was recovering from my spinal surgery, all I could dream of were yellow and orange coloured smoothies and lots of orange fruits, like papaya, mango, peaches, oranges, grapefruits etc. The reason? The beta carotene present in these gets converted into Vitamin A, which is important for good skin and bone health. And since I had a BIG scar across my entire back and a pierced spine to heal, it only seemed legit to crave what I needed in order for that to happen swiftly. Aren’t our bodies amazing?
There is a lot of research coming out at the moment around the way our genes can be turned on and off through the lifestyle choices we make. The other night I’ve watched a program on BBC about that and the conclusion is simple: making better choices for what we eat can keep dormant cancer cells under control and prevent them from becoming active.
It’s quite sad that most of the diseases affecting people in the western world are lifestyle ones, which can be prevented and managed through a cleaner, more natural diet. That’s something we can contribute to by making healthier choices ourselves and lead by example.
So, today, I’m focusing on yellow and orange foods! While we should eat a variety of colours and keep the rainbow going, sometimes our bodies require a specific type of foods and they know what’s best for us!