Antioxidants West Hartford CT

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Ravenswood Natural Health
(860) 264-1587
1606 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

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Ritoli Romely Rdcd-N
(860) 233-3339
10 Dale St
Hartford, CT
 
Centro De Nutricion
(860) 232-0633
1764 Park St
Hartford, CT
 
Gnc
(860) 232-6487
345 N Main St
West Hartford, CT
 
General Nutrition Center
(860) 667-4009
3093 Berlin Tpke
Newington, CT
 
Rezults by Ren'ee Llc
(860) 523-0141
1100 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
Gebo Sue Mph Rd Cd-N
(860) 232-5415
854 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
Shape Rite Ltd Independent Dis
(860) 666-5577
2434 Berlin Tpke
Newington, CT
 
Acupunture Alternative & Nutrition Res
(860) 667-1637
451 New Britain Ave
Newington, CT
 
Herbal Nutrition Center Llc
(860) 666-5577
69 Ellsworth St
Newington, CT
 
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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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