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What are Carotenoids?

WHAT ARE CAROTENOIDS? Vegetables Rich in Carotenoids Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables. These pigments play an important role in plant health. People who eat foods containing carotenoids get protective health benefits as well.Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients ("plant chemicals") and are found in the cells of a wide variety of plants, algae, and bacteria. They help plants absorb light energy for use in photosynthesis. They also have an important antioxidant function of deactivating free radicals — single oxygen atoms that can damage cells by reacting with other molecules, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.Carotenoids also act as antioxidants in the human body. They have...

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What is SPF, PA, Sunscreen, Sunblock??

Which one is the best one for me? While one-half of the globe sees the sexy golden tan as an epitome of skin perfection, our eastern oriental counterparts have always sought refuge from the sun in the quest for porcelain skin. But no matter how solar-seasoned we each prefer our skin tone to be, everyone needs sunscreen. With so many on the market, how well do you actually know about sunscreens? What is sunscreen? On a simple way, sunscreen or sunblock is a solution containing protective chemicals which you apply on the surface of your skin to achieve some level of protection from the sun. How does it work? How does it protect our skin from the sun? Well, the...

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