Benefits of Colorful Vegetables


The colors in fruit and vegetables are caused by carotenoids, which are organic pigments. Experts say that they are not just used to make fruit and vegetables appear colorful but these pigments have a lot of health benefits. According to recent studies, carotenoids found in pumpkin, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and other fruit and vegetables are useful in preventing the development of metabolic syndrome.

In addition to that, people who eat a diet rich in carotenoids betacarotenoid, lutein and zexanthin are less likely to suffer from the most common form of kidney cancer.

Carotenoids are also good for women in lowering the risk of ovarian cancer.

Because of that, I am hoping the carrot seedlings I planted in my mini-garden will grow so I could have regular supply of carrot slash carotenoids.

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2 comments:

Erik said...

Just found your blog today. Very nice. I plan on returning.

Chris Nash said...

My mother always told me that any meal would work as long as I "got the colors right", and that's stuck with me for years. I was surprised to find recently just how much truth there is in it - that a colorful meal is healthful as well.

I'm enjoying your thought-provoking posts and look forward to more!

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