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Orange: What Color Tells Us About Our Food

Orange fruits and vegetables do not possess that bright hue for no reason. Most, like pumpkins and carrots, get their color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps support healthy skin, hair, and vision. Remember when you were persuaded as a kid by your parents to eat carrots because they help your eyesight? Your parents were right. Usually, most of us forget this advice and neglect to get enough beta-carotene in our diet. 

Our body doesn’t use beta-carotene directly. It’s actually converted to a far more well known nutrient: Vitamin A. While this conversion process varies based on individuals, you can increase the amount absorbed by supporting the process with some healthy, fatty foods like avocado or salmon. And while Vitamin A is good for skin and hair, it’s even more essential for growth, development, and overall immune function. Carrots are one of the best orange foods around for not just beta-carotene but also Biotin, Vitamin K1, Potassium, and Vitamin B6. Grab a bottle of Carrot Kick to get those important nutrients in the most refreshing way!

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