Carotenoids for Breast Cancer Protection

Carotenoids for Breast Cancer Protection

Carotenoids are a group of ‘pre-vitamin A’ nutrients that provide significant protection from breast cancer.  Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are rich sources of these antioxidant compounds.

Carotenoids are key nutrients for protection and treatment of breast cancer.  In a study of over 5,000 premenopausal women, higher intake of carotenoid-rich produce was associated with lower risk for breast cancer. Scientists believe that alpha- and beta-carotenes act as cancer-preventive agents by reducing oxidative stress and free radicals in the body.

My Favorite Carotenoid-Rich Foods –

Apricots

Broccoli

Cantaloupe

Carrots

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

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