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Leaf color transition during fall season

We all know that in autumn and/or fall season, the leaves start to change color from green to red, yellow, and brown. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical processes that take place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter. 304 more words

Science And Environment

Angry birds! Nope just healthy birds

Red coloration is very important in the world of birds. Many species add red color to their beaks, feathers, or bare skin to attract mates, deter rivals or enhance function. 587 more words

Physical

Eat the Rainbow

Carotenoids? What are those? Why does this girl like them so much to name her blog after them? Carotenoids are the molecules in plants that give them their bright colors. 227 more words

Dietitian

What pigments are present in the Northern Red Oak ?

— Have you ever woken up thinking about photosynthesis ??
—I know right? me too  :)

Today I woke up with an odd feeling to learn more about plant pigments ^^; 482 more words

Education

The Surprising Health Benefits of Avocado

Not only is avocado delicious but this superfood is packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Find out how this creamy fruit can benefit your health.

Avocado: The underestimated superfood… 554 more words

Antioxidants

What's the best dressing for your salad?

Researchers recommend using salad dressing with full fats. These types of dressings allow gaining the full benefits of carotenoids. Their research showed that people that ate low-fat​ dressing absorbed very little of the carotenoids​ and people that did not use fat dressing absorbed almost zero of the nutrients. 37 more words

Health

This Vegetable Will Make You Look 50% More Attractive

…or try the supplement that contains the same critical pigment.

Yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive in Caucasian people, new research finds. 261 more words

Perception