Antioxidants Derby KS

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Wichita Clinic Pa
(316) 609-4501
At NE
Wichita, KS
 
Whole Foods Association
(316) 685-4283
6574 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS
 
Food For Thought
(316) 683-6078
2929 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS
 
Food for Thought Inc.
(316) 683-6078
2929 East Central Avenue
Wichita, KS
 
Aunt Anna's
(316) 684-3951
206 S Brookside St
Wichita, KS

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Green Acres Market
(316) 634-1088
8141 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS
 
Green Acres Natural Foods
805 S Main St
Council Bluffs, KS
 
Smoke Hoss LLC
808 W. Carthage
Meade, KS
 
Dl Health 4 U
(316) 554-0660
770 W Macarthur Rd # 35
Wichita, KS

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Smoothie King
(316) 636-2811
3236 N Rock Rd Ste 200
Wichita, KS

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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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