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What Are Carotenoids?

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Carotenoids are essentially antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables their very bright yellow and orange red coloring, so the term is derived from carrots, think carotene. Carotenoids are also found in tomatoes, they're found in winter squashes, and ultimately, these have a high affinity to the eyes. One of the major issues worldwide, is age-related macular degeneration, it's the number one cause of eye disease in the third world countries because of their lack or deficiency in Carotenoids, or Beta Carotene, otherwise known as Vitamin A. This pro-vitamin A is one of the most powerful vitamins in the body, along with Vitamin C, E, and the mineral selenium.

So getting more Carotenoids into you, eat a rainbow, folks, and you'll be that much healthier.