Here are some different carotenoids, you know what they are; (1)Carotenoids are a class of natural fat-soluble pigments found principally in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria, where they play a critical role in the photosynthetic process.
Here are some different classes of carotenoids
Studies have shown that low levels of Zeaxanthin and Lutein in elderly patients and have suggested a link between loss of cognitive ability and low ingestion of tomatoes and Mangoes.
To age gracefully I suggest you eat plenty of both. We all have heard of the link showing that there is a low-incidence of cancer in those who eat plenty of foods high in Lutein.
I love tomatoes and yes they have some sugar in them and yes, I'm diabetic, but I'm at the point where I'm barely diabetic, I take so little insulin and even after eating my blood sugar levels are still inside the diabetic normal range.
The problem with diabetes, I know this is a digression but bear with me here, is that the foods with the goodnesses [vits and minerals, and fiber] in them are not allowed. For instanvce they tell you to eat lots of fiber, now what's a lot? We are all supposed to eat between 12-15 grams per day, leet's see that three cups of spinach, 1 cup of brocolli, and a large apple, add a tablespoon of psyllium to water before bed and you're all set. So, a lot would be more, Now I'm not including the best sources of fiber-breads etc. because they are non-diabetic foods. So, how does the diabetic eat more of this and not eat too much?
Ok, so we are reasonably healthy and want to stay that way. We definately want to eat carotenoids: (2)"Sources include liver, whole milk, and some fortified food products. Retinol can be made into retinal and retinoic acid (other active forms of vitamin A) in the body."
Some provitamin A carotenoids have been shown to function as antioxidants in laboratory studies; however, this role has not been consistently demonstrated in humans. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of some chronic diseases.
(3)Zeaxanthin has been shown to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration
zeaxanthin is most plentiful in yellow corn, orange pepper, squash, mango, honeydew, broccoli, and egg yolks.
lycopene (which gives tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruit their red color) has turned into something of a media darling, mostly due to studies that have shown this carotenoid to offer protection against breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancers, as well as heart disease.
USDA study revealed that three cups of diced watermelon, taken daily, may result in blood serum lycopene and beta-carotene concentrations that are five times higher than in people who don't get a good intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you don't want the watermelon juice; put some heat under a tomato. Studies have shown that the body absorbs lycopene from tomatoes more efficiently when tomato dishes are heated. Also I have read that canning tomatoes doesn't significantly affect the goodnesses in tomatoes and tomato juice. Also if you cook the tomatoes with a bit of fat like cheese or meat it will increase it's absorbtion as well. Welsh Rarebit anyone?
I find that since I've been taking CellPower™ I am getting well from so many problems I've had. I do eat lots of veggies and fruits now, I think my increases interest in them is a 'side effect of taking cellpower and my atitude, I just seem to be upbeat and happy all the time, and this is from someone who has a predisposition for suicidal depression.
Some more help that I need, for weight control, is coconut oil
,Essential fatty acids,FLAX SEED OIL
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Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
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2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
1 millionth mouthwash = 1 microscope
Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier = Mach Turtle
365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling = 1 lite year
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1000 aches = 1 megahertz
Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
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10 cards = 1 decacards
1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
10 rations = 1 decoration
2 monograms = 1 diagram
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
2 wharves = 1 paradox
SIGNS OF MENOPAUSE:
1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale.
2. You have to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them.
3. You change your underwear after a sneeze.
OLD IS WHEN:
1. Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.
2. You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.
3. Getting a little action means I don't need fiber today.
4. Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
5. An all-nighter means not getting up to pee!
Thoughts for the weekend
Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctr Alt Delete' and start all over?
If raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
But Most Of All, Remember !
A Good Friend Is Like A Good Bra. Hard to Find, Supportive, Comfortable, And Always Close To Your Heart!
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
Garden Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out?"
I believe that people would be alive today if
there were a death penalty.
-- Nancy Reagan
Millions long for immortality who don't know what
to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday
-- Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
-- Woody Allen
Politics is not the art of the possible. It
consists in choosing between the disastrous and the
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
(1)What are carotenoids?
(2)National institute of health/office of dietary supplements/carotenoids