Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that may neutralize free radicals which are believed to lead to cancer.
Our bodies convert the beta carotene from the food in our diets into vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for cell growth and development, maintaining a healthy immunity, for healthy skin, bones, teeth, nails, and vision.
Always the best bet, get your beta carotene from the foods you eat and not supplements. Beta carotene is found in winter squash, peaches, mangoes, papayas, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe, and sweet potatoes.