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ECU Physicians - Family Medicine
(252) 744-4611
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Oakmont Health Food Store
(252) 321-3525
2512 Charles Blvd
Greenville, NC
 
Bedford Therapy Associates
(252) 353-6277
3485 Evans St Ste A
Greenville, NC
 
General Nutrition Centers
(252) 355-6193
Carolina E Mall
Greenville, NC
 
Nicholson Christie Ms Rd Ldn
(252) 353-6277
3485 Evans St
Greenville, NC
 
General Nutrition Centers
(252) 321-4835
714 E Greenvlle Blvd
Greenville, NC
 
Nature's Goodness Health Food & G
(252) 355-0556
703 Greenville Blvd SE
Greenville, NC
 
Nutrition Plus
(252) 758-0721
401 W 1st St Ste 1H
Greenville, NC
 
Arcila Maria PhD
(252) 353-6277
3485 Evans St
Greenville, NC
 
Warren Karen Ms Rd Ldn
(252) 757-0123
702 Johns Hopkins Dr
Greenville, 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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