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How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

Antioxidant qty: There are no established dietary requirements for antioxidants. A recent article in nature suggests that too much antioxidant can be deleterious. The answer is that we don't know exactly how much chocolate to eat to get the best effect. Rather than one source of antioxidant, try to diversify your diet to include many types of antioxidants such as bluberries, carrots, spinach, etc.

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Love blueberries but what are the benefits of antioxidants?

Love blueberries but what are the benefits of antioxidants?

See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill form appear to be of little use. Blueberries are a great source of natural antioxidants. Citrus fruits, green vegetables, vegetable oils (olive), and orange fruits & veggies are also great. Look up the mediterranean diet, .

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What are the antioxidant benefits of grapes?

What are the antioxidant benefits of grapes?

Possibly: According to the mayo clinic, research studies suggest that red and purple grape juices may provide some of the same heart benefits of red wine, including: reducing the risk of blood clots; reducing low-density lipoprotein (ldl, or "bad") cholesterol; preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart; and, helping maintain a healthy blood pressure.

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What are considered well accepted benefits from taking antioxidant vitamins?

What are considered well accepted benefits from taking antioxidant vitamins?

Healthy body: You should take antioxidants because oxidative stress has been found to cause many chronic conditions including cancer, alzheimer's disease among many others. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (8-10 portions per day)will give you the required antioxidants. The next best thing to fruits and vegetables in juice plus. Https://www. Juiceplus. Com/nsa/content/home. Soa? Site=jb96909.

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Tell me benefits of green tea??? fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

Tell me benefits of green tea??? fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

Green tea is high in: Antioxidants & many fruits are too that are well known. Even raw cacao is super high in anti-oxidants. In berries, the highest is raspberries & blueberries. Pomegranates, acai berries r too. If u Google, 'ORAC Scale for fruits' you will see many familiar fruits that are high in anti-oxidants properties. The higher the ORAC (oxygen reduction)the more potent. Combined together as smoothie is best!

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Besides the benefits of vitamins/minerals/fibre/antioxidants, what else is good about vegies?

Besides the benefits of vitamins/minerals/fibre/antioxidants, what else is good about vegies?

Fiber content: The fiber content in vegetables will help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Half of your meals everyday should be either fruits or vegetables. Www. Otwithmd. Com.

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Should I add a antioxidant serum to my skin care regimen? What health benefits would that have?

Skin protection: I feel the most important steps in good skincare are exfoliation, collagen stimulation and sun protection. Some antioxidants stimulate collagen. I also like the idea of a topical antioxidant because it is good for protecting the skin from environmental damage over time. So you probably won't see dramatic improvement in a short period of time, but you will see less sun damage and less skin cancer.

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Holistic and alternative med needed. I got a fresh milk thistle plant from the mountains. How do I prepare it at home to benefit from its antioxidants?

Holistic and alternative med needed. I got a fresh milk thistle plant from the mountains. How do I prepare it at home to benefit from its antioxidants?

Not easy but...: While you can do this, it takes a lot of time ; energy. The greatest benefits are from the seeds. You need to remove ; dry the seeds ; then crush them to make a tea or tincture or eat the seeds. See http://survivingthemiddleclasscrash. Wordpress. Com/2010/07/12/how-to-harvest-milk-thistle/ ; http://www. Ehow. Com/how_7103067_prepare-milk-thistle. Html ; http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? Chunkiid=21817.

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What do antioxidants do?

Free radicals: Antioxidants help to prevent cell damage from free radicals.

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Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

Yes...: Muscadine grape seeds; sesame seeds, are potent sources of anti-oxidants. Ask your doctor (or the local health food store) for more information.

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What is the best single antioxidant?

Vitamin C: This is not a simple question. All the vitamins work as a complex team and they all play a part in the normal consumption of oxygen. Google my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". There is a post on the use of supplementary vitamins.

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What do antioxidants protect you from?

A heart attack: Antioxidants mainly reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack. They mainly prevent the generation of oxygen free radicals which are involved in atherosclerosis (the process by which the blood vessels are blocked leading to a heart attack).

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Where do we find the most antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Most anti-oxidants that we eat are found in densely colored foods such as: fruits, berries, vegetables, and some spices.

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What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

Many!: Berries, fruits, and vegetables are among the best sources for antioxidants. Some excellent choices include: blueberries, cranberries, apples, pears, spinach, potatoes (with peel), broccoli, kidney beans, walnuts, green tea, etc. The mayo clinic answers this question and provides a more expansive list at the following link: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/jun-05b.Html.

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What are the food sources of antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Major anti-oxidants are found in densely colored fruits, berries and vegetables eating mainly in the raw state. Also found in whole grains and nuts.

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Does your body excrete excess antioxidants?

ANTIOXIDANTS: There are several hundred known antioxidant foods and supplements, they all have their of way of being metabolized and excreted. Some from the liver, some from the kidneys etc.

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What do antioxidants really do for the body?

Attack free radicals: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent. Blogspot. Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants. Html? M=1.

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Wanted to know if antioxidants reverse aging?

Wanted to know if antioxidants reverse aging?

Of course not: Antioxidants won't even slow it. The truth is that our bodies are programmed to wear out and slowing this will be trickier than the next advances against cancer. Specific antioxidants have a few narrow uses, but overall, the utter failure of administering antioxidants to slow aging or successfully treat any common illness is one of the greatest disappointments of medical science in recent years.