Tomatoes protect against heart attack and stroke
Carotenoids are a family of over 600 phytochemicals, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids are abundant in green and yellow-orange vegetables and fruits and help to defend the body’s tissues against oxidative damage; oxidative damage from free radicals contributes to chronic diseases and aging. For the complete article see the 03-13-2013 issue.
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