Antioxidants South Portland ME

Looking for Antioxidants in South Portland? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around South Portland that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Antioxidants in South Portland.

Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
 
Diets Limited
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
 
Whole Foods Market
(207) 774-7711
2 Somerset St
Portland, ME
 
Maine's Pantry
(207) 228-2028
111 Commercial St Lowr L
Portland, ME
 
Quimby Susan
(207) 772-6279
805 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
 
Allen Paula A
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
 
General Nutrition Center
(207) 772-9274
100 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
(207) 699-2626
87 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Absolute Health Chiropractic Cl
(207) 699-2622
503 Woodford St
Portland, ME
 
Nutrition Works
(207) 772-6279
805 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
 

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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