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Peaceful Solutions
(337) 993-9171
116A Foreman Dr.
Lafayette, LA

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General Nutrition Centers
(337) 235-3908
1800 NE Evangeline Trwy
Lafayette, LA
 
An Ounce of Prevention
(337) 896-2380
3545 NW Evangeline Trwy
Carencro, LA
 
Smoothie King
(337) 989-8187
3619 Ambassador Caffery P
Lafayette, LA
 
Whole Wheatery Eatery
(337) 269-0144
927 Harding St
Lafayette, LA
 
Lafayette General Medical Center
(337) 289-7584
Lafayette, LA
 
Melaleuca Independent Mkt Execut
(337) 981-4956
Lafayette, LA
 
Road Less Traveled The
(337) 988-9889
312 Guilbeau Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Vitamins Plus
(337) 261-0033
505 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Morvant Chiropractic Clinic
(337) 984-0206
2135 Dulles Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
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Antioxidants

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. antioxidants_fruit_juiceOxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells.

Antioxidants play a key role in fighting free radicals, a form of oxidation that weakens cells and wears down cell's natural defenses. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers", preventing and repairing damage caused by free radicals.  Research suggests that free radicals cause a number of health conditions and degenerative diseases associated with aging, such as: 

  • Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cataracts
  • Cognitive impairment/dementia
  • Diabetes

Studies indicate that antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infections.

Antioxidant Examples

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients found in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our bodies. Examples include: 

  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Glutathione
  • Flavonoids / polyphenols 
  • Lycopene
  • Lutein

Antioxidants in Foods

  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids. Apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables) broccoli, cantaloupe, carrrots, collards, kale, peaches, sweet potatoes, squash, tomotoes, etc.
  • Vitamin C. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and lime etc, broccoli, green leafy vegetables,green pepers, strawberries and tomatoes
  • Vitamin E. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and liver oils..
  • Selenium. Fish, shellfish, chicken, grains, eggs, red meat, and garlic.
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10),  Meats, fish, vegetable oils, wheat germ, rice bran, soy, spinach and broccoli. soybean, sesame, and rapeseed oils.
  • Glutathione. Fres...

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