Squash contains over 20 essential nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, zinc, iron, folate, vitamin A, manganese and fiber. Vitamin A helps protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes and lung cancer. Fiber helps move cancer-causing toxins out of the colon.
Pineapple is a good source of vitamins A, B1 and B6, copper, fiber, and manganese, which helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Pineapples are also full of antioxidants, which help protect against age-related eye problems and support the immune system. They also contain an enzyme that’s anti-inflammatory properties have been used to treat athletic injuries, digestive problems, sinusitis, phlebitis and surgery wounds.
Some other examples of the orange and yellow group include: yellow apples, apricots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, carrots, grapefruit, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, yellow peppers, persimmons, pumpkin, yellow summer or winter squash, sweet potatoes, tangerines, and yellow tomatoes.