Are you looking for ways in which to prolong your life? Are you looking for ways in which to improve your health? Did you know that you can accomplish both of these goals by simply adding more alpha-carotene enriched foods to your diet?
Most of us have heard the term beta-carotene and how good these types of foods are. But a recent study done by the Center of Disease Control has proven that the antioxidant alpha-carotene is just as important to our well-being and to our health, if not more important.
Alpha-carotenes contain provitamins that can be converted into Vitamin A. These provitamins are beneficial to our cells. They can help: cell function, cell production, fortify the membranes of cells and can even partially help form a barrier between us and the cell, along with building a barrier between us and bacteria and virus.
The study also proves that those people who tested high in alpha-carotenes in their blood was able to reduce their risk of death by 40%. This reduction of death included all types of diseases, including death from heart disease and cancer. The study also prove that those who tested among the higher levels of alpha-carotene enriched blood would probably live on average 14 years longer than those who tested at lover levels.
What foods contain a high amount of alpha-carotene?
First, remember that most colorful foods contain alpha-carotene. For this reason, try to eat a diet that is colorful. Plus, remember many of the foods that contain beta-carotene also contains alpha-carotene.
As for special alpha-carotene based foods, consider eating:
• Sweet Potatoes
• Green Beans
• Plant based foods
Could the above foods help you live longer and healthy? Since these foods are all ready considered nutritious foods, the answer is possibly yes.