Neoxanthin is a carotenoid phytonutrient found in leafy green vegetables that may help cancer cells self-destruct.

HEALING TIP: Because neoxanthin is a member of the lipid-soluble carotenoid family, your body will absorb more if you enjoy foods containing neoxanthin with some healthy fat.

Neoxanthin - Found in:

Spinach, Cabbage, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Watercress,
Kotake-Nara E, Asai A, Nagao A.Neoxanthin and fucoxanthin induce apoptosis in PC-3 human prostate cancer cells.ancer Lett. 2005 Mar 18;220(1):75-84. Akira Asai, Masaru Terasaki and Akihiko Nagao2 An Epoxide–Furanoid Rearrangement of Spinach Neoxanthin Occurs in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Mice and In Vitro: Formation and Cytostatic Activity of Neochrome Stereoisomers1 J. Nutr. 134:2237-2243, September 2004

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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