CAROTENOID-RICH FRUITS AND VEG­ETA­BLES

Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE -

AHar­vard study an­a­lyzed data from nearly 33,000 fe­male nurses over a 20-year pe­riod and found that those who had high blood lev­els of carotenoids, no­tably beta carotene, al­pha carotene and ly­copene were less likely to de­velop breast can­cer, have a re­cur­rence of the dis­ease, or die from it. The best sources of carotenoids are red, or­ange, and yel­low fruits and veg­eta­bles (such as toma­toes, car­rots, sweet pota­toes, mel­ons and pep­pers) as well as leafy greens.

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