Healthy Fats Release More Salad Nutrients

Purdue University fed radomized healthy subjects three identical salads with 3 g, 8 g, or 20 g of canola, soybean oil, or butter. Blood samples taken up to 10 hours later revealed that paricipants consuming higher amounts of fat had absorbed more carotenoids than those using less oil. The monounsaturated fatty acid rich canola oil…

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Mother Nature Still Knows Best: Whole Tomatoes Yield More Carotenoids

A significant amount of research substantiates the benefits of tomato products in lowering the risk of colon and prostate cancers. This is thought to occur because of tomatoes' high carotenoid content, specifically lycopene and beta-carotene. Tomato paste has been recommended over whole fresh tomatoes because of the concentration of the protective carotenoids. Yet, the peels…

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