Achieving good health and avoiding disease
involves eating a variety of nutrient-rich
foods on a regular basis, particularly those
that together provide the full spectrum
of phytonutrients that each contribute to
a different aspect of good health. Unfortunately,
many people are not getting the variety
of nutrients they need to stay healthy,
including a third of American women that
do not consume even the minimal recommendations
of fruits and vegetables, which contain
important carotenoids that support breast
and ovarian health.
are the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables
that give them their rich, unique colors.
In women, these organic pigments work to
protect them from ovarian and breast cancers,
as well as guard against heart disease,
inflammation and eye disease, among other
things. They are also powerful immune system
boosters that improve overall vitality.
to a new report called America's Phytonutrient
Report: Women's Health by Color, many
women are not eating enough carotenoid-rich
fruits and vegetables, especially women
younger than 45 years of age.