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You Won’t Believe What Eating YELLOW Foods Does to Your Health


This amazing post was written by Dr. Deanna Minich, an an internationally-recognized health expert and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Check our her website, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter!

In this 7-part series, I am going to introduce you to the 7 Systems of Health, their corresponding colors, and what science has told us about the power of each color! Our first system is the FIRE, represented by the color yellow.

The FIRE is one of the most challenging systems of health for just about everybody I work with. At least 80 percent of my clients and students struggle with an imbalanced FIRE, most commonly feeling burnt out with too much stress.

A huge FIRE issue is unhealthy foods, the fast, burning refined carbohydrates and sugary sweets that set us up for a huge flare up of energy followed by a swift, exhausting burnout. Think about the way a carefully tended fire blazes sky high when you throw paper or dried leaves on it, and how that quick- burning fuel seems to be gone in an instant, leaving your flames starved and exhausted.

That’s exactly what happens when you eat refined carbohydrates and sweets: a rush of quick burning energy followed by an exhausted crash and the desperate need for another quick burst of fuel.

Whether the problem is too much work or too many refined carbohydrates, imbalanced FIRE energy creates blocks and imbalances, resulting in belly fat, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. These are health challenges that are nearly as common among my patients as stress and burnout.

To balance your FIRE, try eating some healthy yellow foods: yellow summer squash, yellow bell peppers, wax beans, Asian pears, lemons, pineapple, and bananas.

Yellow plant compounds include lutein and


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