7 Yellow Foods You Should Be Eating ...

There are so many yellow foods that taste wonderful and are perfect for any budget. You know what they say: you should be "eating the rainbow" for maximum health benefits. After all, brightly hued foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals, not to mention plenty of antioxidants to help ward off health issues, from the common cold to cancer. If you don’t usually toss yellow foods into your grocery cart, now's the time to start. So, here are some easy to find options that you can start with. Once you taste their deliciousness, you’ll be shopping for yellow all the time.

1. Bananas

Bananas are a great fruit for breakfast and are one of the healthiest yellow foods you can eat. They are super sweet so they can satisfy a dessert craving without going overboard on calories and fat. Bananas contain a whole bunch of potassium, which is vital for a healthy blood pressure. They also contain magnesium, vitamin C, folate and vitamin A.

2. Mangoes

My kids absolutely love mangoes and you should too! They're super cheap in the summer time, but are still affordable when it’s cold, and have a tropical flavor that can take you back to your last beach vacation. Not only that, but they're loaded with as much nutrition as great taste. They’ll contribute to your daily intake totals for fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin K.

3. Yellow Bell Peppers

If ever there was a food loaded with vitamin C, yellow peppers are it. So if you love fajitas, you're in luck! Yellow bell peppers also contain potassium, magnesium and vitamin A. You can also use them in tossed vegetable salads, on burgers or in soup. No matter how you eat them, they're very good for you. And they're low in calories too!

4. Acorn Squash

Fall is the time of year when it’s easy to find acorn squash on supermarket shelves. And that’s great because they taste heavenly, are super easy to cook and are full of vitamins and minerals that you need for good overall health. Eat some acorn squash and you’ll be loading your body up with fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Much like other fruits and veggies, they also contain lots of antioxidants.

5. Pineapple

Pineapple is another tropical-tasting fruit that's great raw. You can also eat it in fruit salads, smoothies and upside down cake. Don’t be intimidated by the flesh of this fruit. It’s not as prickly as it looks, and it’s pretty easy to peel a pineapple and chop it up. Once you get to the good stuff inside, you can expect to load up on tons of fiber as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, zinc, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. Talk about a nutrient-dense food!

6. Star Fruit

You don’t see star fruit very often, but when you do, snap it up right away. Not only does it have a pleasing flavor, but it makes for a really cool presentation when you serve it to guests. Star fruit is a great source of vitamin C and calcium. That’s great news for women because calcium is a nutrient that is very important for strong bones.

7. Yellow Tomatoes

Chances are that you usually see tomatoes that are red when you go shopping. However, the yellow variety are just as tasty and are full of nutrients. They contain calcium, potassium, magnesium and loads of vitamin C. Use them in tacos or on sandwiches. Yum!

Do you love any of these yellow foods? I like them all and try to eat each of them as often as possible. If you’ve never tried any of them, do you think you will now?