Are your carrots getting a good night's sleep? Fruits and vegetables may contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants if they maintain their daily circadian rhythm post-harvest. Researchers from Rice University and the University of California at Davis studied stored fruits and vegetables and found that simulating the day-night cycles of produce (mimicking their pre-harvest exposure to sunlight and darkness) may "trick" the plant into continuing to produce key compounds with health benefits, including cancer-fighting antioxidants. (Source)
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