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4g Antioxidant Benefits
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.
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
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, .
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.
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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.