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Friday, April 11, 2003

Benefits of Carrots

Patrick and I love going here because everytime we come here we learn something new. Fruits and vegetables are good for us, we know that. Also, look for color, that's what mother nature tells us - color is good, we also know that but there's something else having to do with carrots. Let me show you.

When it comes to carrots like these, the orange color is the clue. It's because of the carotenoids, and we know that the carotenoids are very potent antioxidants. We also know that carrots are good for our eyes - night vision, because it replenishes pigment in the back of the eye where the retina is. There's something else. A recent Danish study looked at carrots. They gave 21 ounces of carrots daily to patients and they found that it decreased cancer cell growth by 50%. It has something to do with the chemicals in there - the antioxidants, the carotenoids, but it definitely helped with cancer growth retardation.

So when you hear that expression: "what's up doc?" think of carrots, not only for your eyes - the retina and night vision but also to prevent cancer - because you know what - it probably does.

And I'm Dr David Vastola, and that's life.

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