Carrots

Antioxidant Carrot
Overview: Carrots are packed full of a variety of vitamins and minerals that improve overall health throughout the body.  Carrots act as effective antioxidents because of their high beta-carotene content.  More antioxidant properties exist in carrots due to the high potency of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, and B8, as well as biotin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Benefits: Carrots are also high in fiber, which aids in the digestive tract.  In additi...
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Zinc

Zinc Overview: Zinc is a metal/element that helps wound healing. It provides protection against cell death. According to WebMD, “Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing”. Zinc topical ointments can be used for psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Also it can help improve infections and increasing wound healing. There are also many other uses for Zinc. Zinc supplements are used f...
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Lycopene

Lycopene Overview: Lycopene is found in tomatoes, ketchup, sauces and ingredients with tomato products. Lycopene is also found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas. Lycopene is especially effective at quenching a free radical called singlet oxygen (Whfoods.com). Therefore, it protects cells against damage and increases resistance to disease. It plays a major role as an antioxidant and research have shown it to reduce the development of cancerous tumors (Whfoods.com). ...
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Fish Oil

Overview: There are two types of omega-3 fatty acids, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The long chains consist of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA. (WebMD). Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed (WebMD). According to Dr. Joseph C. Maroon “omega-3’s work to reduce inflammation in the body”, ...
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