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Health Tips: Consuming Bright-Coloured Fruits & Veggies May Help Women Live Longer & Better

In order to improve health, health professionals advise anti-inflammatory and antioxidant food in the diet.

Shruti Kandwal
Women make about two-thirds of all cases of macular degeneration and dementia in the world today.
Women make about two-thirds of all cases of macular degeneration and dementia in the world today.

Women all around the world are subjected to higher levels of oxidative stress due to both lifestyle choices and health problems. Additionally, compared to men, they frequently experience more immune and degenerative conditions.

In order to improve health, health professionals advise anti-inflammatory and antioxidant food in the diet.

Numerous research on the subject has shown that regular consumption of pigmented carotenoids can lower disease risk and improve women's health. The majority of these carotenoids are found in seasonally available, brightly colored fruits and vegetables. According to recent research from the University of Georgia, consuming spinach, kale, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, maize, and carrots can significantly reduce the increased rates of illness among women.

According to Billy R. Hammond, a professor in the psychology program at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia and a co-author of the study, "women make about two-thirds of all cases of macular degeneration and dementia in the world today. These disorders, from which women suffer for years, are the ones that may be averted with lifestyle changes."

When all autoimmune diseases are taken into account, women make up around 80% of cases. Thus, due to their sensitivity and genetic factors, which are tied to biology, women need greater preventative care," he continued.

How do Carotenoids help?

Carotenoids, which are found in large quantities in fruits and vegetables, help lower the risk of fatal diseases like:

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Wrinkles of the skin

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Menopausal issues

How do Carotenoids work?

Pigmented carotenoids contribute to an increase in antioxidants by affecting brain chemicals to release hormones that control bodily functions.

Due to its 60% fat content, our brain is vulnerable to oxidative stress. Additionally, the brain receives lipid-soluble antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances from foods like apples, oranges, and spinach to prevent any form of damage.

Moreover, there are supplements for carotenoids available, but experts feel that since they are more useful that way, elements like lutein and zeaxanthin, which increase immunity and control overall health, should be ingested through natural food sources.

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