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Lycopene is the carotenoid responsible for giving fruits their red color. The fat-soluble pigment is also a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage. It occurs naturally in several fruits and vegetables and is also available in supplements. Lycopene can help treat various medical issues and even prevent some. This nutrient has also been shown to improve cognition at all ages.

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1. Antioxidants: the Superhero

Antioxidants are natural substances that help prevent cell damage. There are man-made supplements, but most exist in foods like fruits and vegetables. Lycopene can help rid the body of the toxins that abound in today's processed foods. Antioxidants are also popular in the beauty industry for their anti-aging effects. Stock up on foods like asparagus, red cabbage, and carrots to get your daily dose!

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