Antioxidants Meridian ID

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Gnc General Nutrition Centers
(208) 888-7324
1400 N Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID
 
Herb Tree
(208) 888-6920
310 N Main St
Meridian, ID
 
Nutrition West Natural Health Store
(208) 888-3600
116 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID
 
Dinner Thyme Solution
(208) 322-0083
12375 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID
 
Bodybuildingcom Nutrition
(208) 377-3839
1455 N Milwaukee St
Boise, ID
 
Jake's Place
(208) 322-5935
4380 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID
 
Health Nuts
(208) 855-5756
1756 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
 
Mineral Rich Nutrition Store
(208) 888-7600
116 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID
 
Healthpartners
(208) 322-5463
3085 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
 
Shaklee Distributors
(208) 375-2811
4000 Mountain View Dr
Boise, ID
 

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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