Paint Your Diet Red & Orange

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You have been told that you should eat a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.  They each contain their own unique combination of phytonutrients, the substances that give them their color.

These phytonutrients have been studied for their health benefits.  One group found in mostly red and orange colored fruits and vegetables are called carotenoids.  

An analysis of eight different studies on these phytonutrients showed that higher levels of them were associated with reduced risk of breast cancer.

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012

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