A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that women with higher carotenoid levels in their blood have a reduced risk of breast cancer.
What are Carotenoids and Why are they Important?Simply said, carotenoids are substances in fruits and vegetables that give them their bright colors. Carotenoids are prevalent in many orange colored vegetables and typically the darker the pigment in the food, the more carotenoids they contain. Carotenoids act as antioxidants which prevent damage to our cells. It is easy to add anti-oxidants, especially carotenoids to your diet:
- sweet potatoes
- red and orange peppers