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An egg a day keeps the (eye) doctor away

Mention the word ‘carotenoids’ and most of us immediately think of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables. Whilst fresh produce is very rich in carotenoids, the same can be said for eggs. 224 more words

The Science Of Nutrition

How Leaves Cha-Cha-Cha-Change Colors For Autumn

Autumn is when every tree is in bloom ~ Ilex Farrell

To be able to explain why tree leaves change their color in the fall, you must understand the basic physiology of the leaf itself. 279 more words


Squash it all!

‘Tis the time of year when squash abounds. Between the jack-o-lanterns and the decorative gourds, the roasted butternut this and the acorn that, you can’t swing a witch’s broom without hitting some sort of cucurbita. 564 more words

Senior Health

How Broccoli Improves Autism

(October 2014)  A recent clinical trial supports the use of broccoli extract for improving behavioral/social symptoms of autism. The study, conducted at Johns Hopkins and Mass General, was published in the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 501 more words


Colorful Carotenoids

Carotenoids are the colorful yellow, orange, and red pigments produced by plants, usually found in fruits and vegetables. A few carotenoids you may have heard of include alpha and beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. 329 more words


Autumn Color

A color palette needs pigments, and there are three types that are involved in autumn color.

Chlorophyll, which gives leaves their basic green color. It is necessary for photosynthesis, the chemical reaction that enables plants to use sunlight to manufacture sugars for their food. 232 more words


Astaxanthin: The Little Known Supplement with Huge Benefits

By Ali Wetherbee

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean we are safe from the sun. Maybe you live somewhere where it’s sunny year round, in which case sun protection is always at the forefront of your mind. 567 more words