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These Nutrients Lower Chances Of Developing Diabetes

As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a 2010 analysis conducted by the… 398 more words

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Carotenoids serve as a precursor of Vitamin A. These provitamin carotenoids include alpha-carotene, beta carotene and beta cryptoxanthin.

Vitamin A is a collective name for a group of fat soluble vitamins; retinol being the most usable form. 347 more words


Can a Diet Rich in Carotenoids Reduce Risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Research Paper Title

Intakes of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Other Carotenoids and Age-Related Macular Degeneration During 2 Decades of Prospective Follow-up.


Despite strong biological plausibility, evidence from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials on the relations between intakes of lutein and zeaxanthin and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been inconsistent. 364 more words

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An #avocado a day keeps the doctor away

You’ve probably seen avocados being touted as a heart-healthy superfood in recent years. Realistically, the truth isnt too far off from the hype.  Here are four reasons that you should consider eating a little bit of avocado each day. 525 more words


It’s fall in eastern North Carolina but where’s all the color?

I love driving around and observing the fall colors. In most years the yellows, reds and oranges are spectacular. However, has anyone else noticed this is a subpar fall color year locally? 504 more words


Whole Foods Wednesday - Avocado

I go nuts for avocado… I love it so much. 10 years ago I hated the stuff (I think due to texture), but now I can’t get enough of it – in fact, I’ll actually eat it plain! 568 more words


Carrots: Orange You Glad You've Lowered Your Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

It’s pretty well established that carrots and their inherent nutrients are good for your eyeballs. In fact, a complete lack of vitamin A will devastate your corneas, and just… 206 more words

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