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CoralCalcium
(336) 540-1046
PO Box 38333
Greensboro, NC

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Nutrition and Diabetes Management Cent
(336) 271-4936
409 Ste C Pkwy
Greensboro, NC
 
Shaklee Distributor Westergaard
(336) 294-5301
Westridge Rd
Greensboro, NC
 
Dillon Julie Duffy
(336) 273-2808
Greensboro, NC
 
Nu-Body Solutions
(336) 389-0001
2100 W Cornwallis Dr Ste E
Greensboro, NC
 
Douglas Ravenel Hardy Crihfield Hoyle
(336) 378-0580
PO Box 419
Greensboro, NC
 
Air Purification
(336) 294-5301
Westridge Rd
Greensboro, NC
 
Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital The
(336) 271-4936
Greensboro, NC
 
General Nutrition Centers
(336) 540-0265
2629 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC
 
Earth Fare
(336) 369-0190
2965 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC
 
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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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