Antioxidants Leesville LA

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Back To Nature
(337) 238-9888
613 S 5th St
Leesville, LA
 
Crawford's Nutrition Center
(337) 463-7885
302 W 1st St
Deridder, LA
 
Back To Nature II
(337) 462-6150
1116 N Pine St
Deridder, LA

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Danielle Paciera, LDN, RD, CCN
(504) 889-8771
3618 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA

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Out of Eden Health Market
(985) 380-3155
7007 E Highway 90
Morgan City, LA
 
General Nutrition Centers
(337) 535-0037
1803 Louisiana Ave
Fort Polk, LA
 
Mother Nature's Closet
(337) 462-3109
676 Shirley Loop
Deridder, LA
 
The Nutrition Company
(985) 727-3482
4350 Hwy 22, Ste H
Mandeville, LA

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Peaceful Solutions
(337) 993-9171
116A Foreman Dr.
Lafayette, LA

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Go Juice Llc
(318) 435-4655
204 Fair Ave
Winnsboro, LA
 
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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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