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Antioxidant (Overview)

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, vegetables, nuts, and grains.


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What do antioxidants protect you from?

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). ...Read more

Antioxidant (Overview)

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, vegetables, nuts, and grains.


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What exactly the antioxidants do?! thanks in advance;)

What exactly the antioxidants do?! thanks in advance;)

Antioxidants: Antioxidants contained in many colorful vegetables counter act free radicals in the body that can lead to various illnesses including cancer. Consult tufts university nutrition letter for expert knowledge in this area. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are highest in antioxidants?

Which types of foods are highest in antioxidants?

Best veggies & fruit: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more

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I m 26 m suffering frm gerd, les lax wht should I do my doctor prescribed me levosulpiride, rabeprazole, antioxidant bt these NT heal my acid reflux?

I m 26 m suffering frm gerd, les lax wht should I do my doctor prescribed me levosulpiride, rabeprazole, antioxidant bt these NT heal my acid reflux?

Scope: Consider seeing your doctor and telling him/her that your symptoms are no better. If indicated and endoscope can give more info on your symptoms ...Read more

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How effective could a diet rich in antioxidants really be in reducing risk of cancer / tumor growth?

No definite answer: A diet rich in antioxidants is generally a plant based diet and is good for one's health. Whether such a diet will prevent or control tumors has not been established. ...Read more

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Does alkaline water really work as an antioxidant?

Does alkaline water really work as an antioxidant?

Alkaline water: Ordinary water consists of 2 hydrogen molecules and 1 oxygen molecule that constantly interact with one another to form oh (alkaline) and h (acidic). So at any given moment in time, water can be alkaline and then acidic. Other substances naturally found in spring water can raise or lower the ph of water and "ionize" it. Ultimately all water becomes alkaline when it reaches the small intestine. ...Read more

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Methyl-parabens are considered an antioxidant preservative (as in amide anesthetics), if they are antioxidants, why are parabens bad for you?

They're not.: They naturally occurring in fruit (prominent in blueberries), and while they are readily absorbable through the GI tract and the skin, they are promptly and completely excreted in the urine, leaving essentially no possibility of toxicity. Interestingly, they are slowing or toxic to the common fruit fly - not a bad side effect. ...Read more

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I smoked two days in a row how long before the THC is out of my system even if I drink water and antioxidant juices?

I smoked two days in a row how long before the THC is out of my system even if I drink water and antioxidant juices?

Varries: 1 time use @ 1 week. More than I time up to@ 100 days, but is variable. Hydration. ...Does not clear it from your system. ...Read more

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Would it be good to combine vitamin C crystals (absorbic acid) with coconut oil for a good topical antioxidant combination?

Hmm..: There is actually liposomal glutathione available that can be applied to skin. Sometimes it is combined with superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too many anti oxidants and what are the dangers of overdosing?

Is it possible to take too many anti oxidants and what are the dangers of overdosing?

Anti-oxidants: It is unlikely that you could take too many antioxidants, unless you deliberately took huge numbers of capsules. Antioxidants generally work in concert with one another to keep you healthy. A healthy life style is your best bet to stay healthy. ...Read more

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I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

No: The good thing about antioxidants is that the body can filter the excess. It is like vitamin c. The body will just filter it out. Now, that being said if you were to take massive amounts anything is possible and it may not be good for you. ...Read more

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Can you have too many antioxidants in one day?

Can you have too many antioxidants in one day?

Yes: Some antioxidants are water soluble and will just leave the body through the urine however some are fat soluble and too much of these can be harmful. Too much vitamin c and magnesium can cause loose bowels but are not dangerous unless you keep taking them and become dehydrated. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do?

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

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Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more