...reports Kathryn C. Fitzgerald. Recent finding: People who ate foods with the most carotenoids were 25% less likely to develop the muscle-paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than people who ate the least.
The most beneficial carotenoids were beta-carotene, found in carrots, squash and sweet potatoes...and lutein, in dark green vegetables, such as kale and spinach. Aim for nine servings daily.
* Source: Kathyrn C. Fitzgerald is a doctoral student in the department of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and leader of a study published online in Annals of Neurology.
** Article taken from the Bottom LIne/Personal newsletter, Volume 24, Number 7, April 1, 2013.
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