Category Archives: Carotenoids

The Lycopene Content of Eggs

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Carotenoids in Tea

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Carotenoids and Anxiety

Antioxidants are thought to be protective of mood disorders including anxiety and depression. The reason for this may relate to the fact that inflammation is a leading causative agent in the development of mood disorders and the detrimental effects of … Continue reading

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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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