Antioxidants Minnetonka MN

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cascade creek herbal
(612) 269-9980
1740 weston lane north
plymouth, MN

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Dr. Organics: Pure Nutrition
(651) 357-8953
3124 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

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Allina Center for Health Care Innovation
(612) 863-6274
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Supplements, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Mastel's Health Foods
(651) 690-1692
1526 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN

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Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 473-0292
17501 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN
 
Wellness Resources Inc.
(952) 929-4575
7155 Amundson Ave.
Edina, MN

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Newbridge Clinic
(612) 730-2237
8200 Humboldt Avenue, South
Bloomington, MN
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Supplements, Pediatrics, Other, Nutrition, Functional Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Intelligent Nutrients
(612) 617-2000
983 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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Natural Healthy Lifestyles Ministries (Nutrition Counseling)
(763) 391-7636
649 Kayla Lane
Hanover, MN

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Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 473-0292
17501 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN

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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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