|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 17-January-2013, 11:02 PM | Message # 1|
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|Another good reason to eat your greens: It makes you more optimistic about the future |
Optimistic folk have higher levels of plant compounds called carotenoids in their blood.
Orange produce and green veg are rich in carotenoids.
It's thought they might have a de-stressing effect.
People who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables tend to be more optimistic about the future, new research suggests.
Scientists have discovered that optimistic folk have higher levels of plant compounds called carotenoids in their blood.
A commonly-known carotenoid is beta-carotene, a pigment found in high levels in orange fruit and veg and green, leafy vegetables.
Previous studies have shown that high blood levels of antioxidants - of which carotenoids are one form - may be a marker of good health.
Antioxidants help keep other molecules in the body from producing free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to disease.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health....re.html