Antioxidants Huntsville AL

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SafeHealth, Inc.
(256) 539-1982
810 Regal Drive, Suite K
Huntsville, AL
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Other, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Immunology, Guided Imagery, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Rd Pitts & Associates Attorney at Law
(256) 533-3708
2310 Governors Dr SW
Huntsville, AL
 
Tuneupyourbody
(256) 859-0477
161 Nick Fitcheard Rd NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Fountain of Youth
(256) 650-7546
2350 Whitesburg Dr S
Huntsville, AL
 
Ruth's Nutrition
(256) 883-4127
7450 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL
 
Essential Nutrition
(256) 880-2422
2117 Whitesburg Dr.
Huntsville, AL

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Breath of Life
(256) 427-5779
526 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Pearly Gates Natural Foods
(256) 534-6233
2308 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL
 
Diet Center
(256) 882-6890
116 Lily Flagg Rd SW Ste B
Huntsville, AL
 
Woodland Homes-Bishop Rd
(256) 890-0145
208 Bishop Farm Way NW
Huntsville, AL
 
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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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