Antioxidants Taylorsville NC

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Apple City Herbs & Health Foods in
(828) 632-8082
860 Liledoun Rd
Taylorsville, NC
 
Health Hut
(828) 322-2523
2432 N Center St
Hickory, NC
 
Carowan Health & Beauty
(828) 466-2776
201 Saint Pauls Church R
Newton, NC
 
Mother Earth Food Spirits & Gifts
(336) 667-4383
102 E Main St
Wilkesboro, NC
 
Primrose Vitamin & Herb Shop
(828) 754-2234
108 Main St NW
Lenoir, NC
 
Alexander County of
(828) 632-4133
Taylorsville, NC
 
Nature's Goodness
(828) 324-4503
1618 N Center St
Hickory, NC
 
General Nutrition Centers
(336) 667-3596
1824 Winkler St
Wilkesboro, NC
 
Apple City Health Foods
(828) 758-3059
920 Wilkesboro Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC
 
Guillion's Christian Supply Center
(704) 924-8855
560 Turnersburg Hwy
Statesville, NC
 

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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