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How do carotenoids help your body?

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More than 600 carotenoids provide yellow, orange, and red colors in fruits and vegetables.

Carotenoids act as antioxidants in your body. This means they tackle harmful free radicals that damage tissues throughout your body.

From: Phytonutrients WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Duyff, R. Wiley, 2012. American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide,

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Phytonutrient FAQs."

Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute: "Carotenoids;" "Isothiocyanates;" "Soy isoflavones;" "Resveratrol;" "Flavonoids;" and "Lignans."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin A."

Chow, H. August 2011. Pharmacological Research,

Tanaka, T. , Nov. 24, 2011. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Kelly, G. , June 2011. Alternative Medicine Review

National Cancer Institute: "Cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention."

American Cancer Society: "Ellagic acid."

Butts, MS. , Sept. 20, 2013. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on October 29, 2018

SOURCES:

Duyff, R. Wiley, 2012. American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide,

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Phytonutrient FAQs."

Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute: "Carotenoids;" "Isothiocyanates;" "Soy isoflavones;" "Resveratrol;" "Flavonoids;" and "Lignans."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin A."

Chow, H. August 2011. Pharmacological Research,

Tanaka, T. , Nov. 24, 2011. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Kelly, G. , June 2011. Alternative Medicine Review

National Cancer Institute: "Cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention."

American Cancer Society: "Ellagic acid."

Butts, MS. , Sept. 20, 2013. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on October 29, 2018

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