Antioxidants Middleboro MA

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A Health Quest
(508) 923-4767
333 Plymouth St
Middleboro, MA
 
Bright Morning Star Center for Heal
(508) 823-9410
575 South St W
Raynham, MA
 
General Nutrition Centers Inc
(508) 697-4844
Broad
Bridgewater, MA
 
General Nutrition Center
(781) 582-1729
101 Smith Ln
Kingston, MA
 
General Nutrition Center
(508) 583-1946
715 Crescent St
Brockton, MA
 
Natures Pantry
(508) 947-1266
69 Main St
Lakeville, MA
 
Raynham Nutrition Program
(508) 880-2527
133 Mill St
Raynham, MA
 
General Nutrition Center Inc
(508) 880-5331
2 Galleria Mall Dr
Taunton, MA
 
Herbalife Independent Distributor
(781) 826-9170
38 Bagnell Dr
Pembroke, MA
 
Nutrionally Sound Counseling Serv
(508) 747-9775
30 Resnik Rd
Plymouth, MA
 

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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