Antioxidants East Providence RI

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RI Holistic Nurse Practitioner
(401) 585-7877
35 South Angell Street
Providence, RI
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Other, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Ayurveda, Arthritis, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Bread & Circus
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
 
Whole Foods Market
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
 
Essentials of Nutrition & Fitness
(401) 475-3830
1115 Charles St
North Providence, RI
 
Holistic Nutrition Center
(401) 228-6688
644 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI
 
Smoothie King
(401) 273-5464
178 Angell St
Providence, RI
 
Eastside Marketplace
(401) 831-7771
165 Pitman St
Providence, RI
 
Nutrition Health Center at Rhode Island
(401) 444-4745
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
 
Tree of Life Wellness Center Inc
(508) 336-4242
1460 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA
 
Botanica San Lazaro
(401) 467-0005
794 Broad St
Providence, RI
 
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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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