The Telegraph
November 24, 2010

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Vegetables such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins and winter squashes – as well as carrots – are packed with carotenoids, which scientists say help fight off disease.

The anti-oxidants are also found in dark-green vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, and green peas, and may help combat lung cancer.

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Researchers found these veg are packed with alpha-carotene, saying high blood levels of the antioxidant was linked with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period.

Chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer are caused by oxygen-related damage to DNA, proteins and fats.

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