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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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