There are more than 600 known carotenoids (e.g. alpha and beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein) and it appears they are most effective when several types are consumed together. Only 9% of Americans eat a minimum level of the fruits and vegetables in the daily diet that would provide the basic level of carotenoids needed.
- red bell peppers
When supplementing, look for products with:
- whole food ingredients
- a lipid-soluble base
- naturally occurring in the human food chain
See also Flavonoids and Cruciferous
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