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Optimal Health Solutions of Al
(907) 694-2796
Eagle River, AK
 
Schnell Roger T Enterprise
(907) 333-8001
6817 Queens View Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
A 1 Health & Wellness Products
(907) 333-8001
6817 Queens View Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Meek Sherryl G Rd Ld
(907) 562-6228
3841 Piper St Ste T4-054
Anchorage, AK
 
University Center Shopping Mall
(907) 770-1444
Anchorage, AK
 
Silverhorn Services Ltd
(907) 688-2483
19983 Birchwood Loop Rd
Chugiak, AK
 
Healthy Start
(907) 338-1310
2429 Kensington Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Herbalife Distributors
(907) 929-2092
3901 Patricia Ln
Anchorage, AK
 
Providence Diabetes & Nutrition Cente
(907) 770-9070
2401 E 42nd Ave Ste 102
Anchorage, AK
 
Peterson Jackie
(907) 337-1696
Anchorage, AK
 

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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