Category Archives: Cryptoxanthin

Cryptoxanthin and Zeathanthin Mood Enhancing Xanthophyll Antioxidants

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Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Humans

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Carotenoids and Xanthophylls

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Do Carotenoids Protect From Breast Cancer?

There is increasing evidence in the nutritional literature that intakes of fruits and vegetables are beneficial to the health. Part of the reason for these health effects is thought to derive from the presence of a range of phytochemical nutrients … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruit for Carotenoids

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that may have particular health benefits in humans. Carotenoids are synthesised in plants and are absorbed by animals when they eat carotenoid containing plants. Common dietary carotenoids include β-carotene and lycopene, and these are … Continue reading

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Absorption of Xanthophylls

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Plant Foods Prevent Western Disease

With industrialisation has come a shift from traditional diets to the modern Western diet. Traditional diets are those eaten prior to complex food processing, and generally they contain high amounts of unprocessed and unrefined foods that maintain their original nutrient … Continue reading

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Spinach: Xanthophylls and Carotenes

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Blue Genes: More on Biochemical Individuality

Polymorphisms are variations in a particular coding region of a gene sequence, with single nucleotide polymorphisms being known as SNPs (‘SNIPS’). Because genes code for proteins, polymorphisms produce variety in the phenotypes of those genes. Such variation is clearly visible … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetables for Improved Carotenoid Status

High plasma carotenoid concentrations are associated with reductions in the risk of developing certain cancers, and high concentrations of particular carotenoids in the retina of the eye can be protective of damaging radiation. However, many clinical studies looking at the … Continue reading

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