Antioxidants Madisonville KY

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Hometown Pharmacy
(270) 821-8500
728 S Main St
Madisonville, KY
 
Cornucopia of Health The
(270) 825-3085
1078 Thornberry Dr
Madisonville, KY
 
NKY Nutrition Shop
Madison Pike
Independence, KY
 
Ely Drug Happy Valley Store
(270) 651-8359
415 Happy Valley Rd
Glasgow, KY
 
Natural Sorce The
(606) 862-6902
235 Barbourville Rd
London, KY
 
General Nutrition Centers
(270) 821-8183
60 Madison Square Dr
Madisonville, KY
 
Vitamin Shoppe
(615) 859-4696
2225 Gallatin Pike North
Greenville, KY
 
Bunny's Bargain Shop
(270) 639-9258
281 State Route 132 W
Dixon, KY

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Peak Performance Foods
(270) 842-4775
996 Wilkinson Trce
Bowling Green, KY
 
Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres
(859) 283-9033
7916 Connector Dr
Florence, KY
 
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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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