The famous 19th century artist Paul Cézanne, said, “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.”
I don’t suppose the revolution he was thinking of concerned the extension of human lifespan. Nevertheless, modern scientists have discovered that carrots, and other plants that contain pigments called carotenoids, might be able to extend our lives.
Carotenoids encompass a huge family of colorful pigments that are predominantly found in fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids include alpha and beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin.
Some carotenoids convert to vitamin A in the body, and they also have powerful free radical-quenching […]