Antioxidants Northport AL

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Curves
(205) 339-4451
1722 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL
 
Gnc
(205) 333-2855
1802 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL
 
Wheat John Rd MD
(205) 348-1207
Univ Medical Ctr
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Tuscaloosa Quick Store Wic
(205) 758-6422
1241 McFarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Gnc
(205) 345-2857
900 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Robertson's Health
(205) 333-0966
734 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL
 
Medicine Shoppe The
(205) 339-3993
2801 Lurleen B Wallace Bl Ste 3
Northport, AL
 
Gnc
(205) 556-2857
1701 McFarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Manna Grocery & Deli
(205) 752-9955
2300 McFarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Curves
(205) 462-1040
1911 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 

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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