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Potent Pigments

Q : I hear the word ‘carotenoids’ a lot in conjunction with healthy eating. What are they exactly? What’s the best way to make sure I’m getting enough? —Stuart S., Austin, Texas

a: Carotenoids are the most abundant naturally occurring pigments in nature, found in many colorful foods. Plants have the incredible capacity to turn sunlight into sugar (biochemical energy), but this process generates a great deal of free radicals. Carotenoids are not only critical for the process of photosynthesis, but also for helping mitigate free-radical damage.

One carotenoid, carotene, turns into vitamin

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