Antioxidants Carson City NV

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Better Health To You
(775) 883-6618
220 W Telegraph St
Carson City, NV
 
Check Point World Team Inc
(775) 884-0842
251 Jeanell Dr Ste 3
Carson City, NV
 
Fulper Marlene
(775) 882-1942
870 E Bonanza Dr
Carson City, NV
 
Natural Choice Products Inc
(775) 841-2028
2533 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
World Gym
(775) 884-3476
3242 Research Way
Carson City, NV
 
Sierra Dietetics
(775) 884-0544
302 N Minnesota St
Carson City, NV
 
Jeffotto Com
(775) 886-0832
204 W Spear St
Carson City, NV
 
Nevada Fitness & Aerobics
(775) 884-3476
3242 Research Way
Carson City, NV
 
Lifestream Natural Food Store
(775) 885-8886
101 Hot Springs Rd Ste 1A
Carson City, NV
 
General Nutrition Center
(775) 885-0559
4111 S Carson St
Carson City, NV
 

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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