Antioxidants Fort Benning GA

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Columbus Home Medical Equipment
(706) 689-1489
3360 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA
 
General Nutrition Center
(706) 689-1832
9230 Marne Rd
Fort Benning, GA
 
Nutrition Management Services Inc
(706) 563-5783
3025 University Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Peachtree Natural Foods
(706) 322-3282
2483 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA
 
Audibell Hearing Aids Center
(706) 327-9977
7401 Fortson Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Na
(706) 323-9194
1217 Eberhart Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Shaklee Center
(706) 653-7741
936 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Metaslim Weight Loss Center
(706) 653-7888
101 Enterprise Ct
Columbus, GA
 
Gnc
(706) 321-0214
1591 Bradley Park Dr Ste E6
Columbus, GA
 
General Nutrition Centers
(706) 323-3102
3507 Manchester Expy Ste 42
Columbus, GA
 

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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