Antioxidants Marrero LA

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

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Smoothie King Franchises Inc
(504) 349-0900
1991B Barataria Blvd
Marrero, LA
 
Body N Spirit Athletic Club
(504) 364-1881
2209 Lapalco Blvd Ste H
Harvey, LA
 
Health Food Hut
(504) 366-7069
1525 Lapalco Blvd Ste 9
Harvey, LA
 
Smoothie King Franchises Inc
(504) 895-4340
5300 Tchovpitouleas
New Orleans, LA
 
Essential Health Foods
(504) 340-0888
5050 Westbank Expy
Marrero, LA
 
Family Health Foods
(504) 361-0538
1950 Manhattan Blvd Ste 111
Harvey, LA
 
Smoothie King
(504) 227-9205
1650 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA
 
General Nutrition Centers
(504) 897-1030
2901 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
 
Gnc
(504) 897-1030
2901 Magazine St
New Orleans, 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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