How does eating fruits and vegetables decrease the effects of aging?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Exercise goes hand in hand with eating right -- and the more colorful the fruits and vegetables are that comprise your meals, the more effective they are at preventing free radicals from aging you.

Flavonoids and carotenoids are plant-based antioxidants that remove free radicals from our foods. Plants with colorful skins protect them from the sun's rays, increasing the release of antioxidants into the food.

A "carotenoid fruit bowl" includes fruits with colorful skins like apples, oranges, grapes, and apricots.


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