Category Archives: Carotenoids

The Carotenoid Content of Green and Black Tea

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Crocins from the Herb Saffron

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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Are Carotenoids Protective of Depression?

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Lutein Protects From Cataracts: More Evidence

Lutein is a phytochemical belonging to the carotenoid group. In particular, lutein is classified as a xanthophyll, and is closely related to other dietary xanthophylls including cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. Lutein is present in green leafy vegetables and egg yolks … Continue reading

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Cataract Protection: Xanthophylls

Xanthophylls are a group of oxidised carotenoids that may play a role in human health. Xanthophylls are found in wide variety of plant foods such as green leafy vegetables, and can also be found in the tissues of animals that … Continue reading

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Prevention of Cataracts: Lutein

Free radicals are chemicals that are able to oxidise cells and tissues. This oxidation process leads to tissue damage and can often create chain reactions that cause further damage to cellular components. Antioxidants have been shown to be beneficial to … Continue reading

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Lipid Peroxidation and Depression

Lipid peroxidation is a process by which oxygen is able to cause damage to the fatty acids in cell membranes through the generation of free radicals. This damage can alter the membrane characteristics and lead to dysfunctional cells that can … Continue reading

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Top 3 Nutrients for Sun Protection

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