Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Foods that make you younger?

It's that time of year when the leaves turn orange and the offerings on your dinner plate can turn even more vibrant, too. And that's a good thing, because yellow-orange veggies -- including carrots, sweet potatoes and winter squash -- are great tasting and chockfull of carotenoids.

Why care about carotenoids? These good-for-you nutrients fight the DNA damage that can make your body old (or sick) before its time.

(quote from Seattle Times "You docs" column on 10-7-08)

My favorite dinner in the fall is baked acorn squash with just a bit of butter and salt and pepper. Delish!

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