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Antioxidants In A Blackberry
Probably not: Once the tea is mixed with water, the antioxidants start to break down. By the time the product gets from where it was first mixed to when you drink it could be weeks or months. The antioxidants are not likely going to be viable for that length of time. Raw fruits and vegetables are probably your best bet. Some supplements like astaxanthin and curcumin may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of antioxidants.
Beware of salesmen: People will try to sell anything, so watch out for products that claim to do beneficial things in lab studies, animal studies, very small studies, or studies that are not done in people like you. A phytonutrient is a plant-derived compound (chemical, protein, material) found to have positive health effects... But most are not studied, purified, nor quantified like real medicines have to be. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: The less treated it is the better. Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. Lighter tea (white & green) is less processed. Black tea is dried & fermented. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control as well as reduced heart disease death rate. ...Read more
Are essential oils safe to ingest? A drop of lemon oil (Oshadhi Lemon yellow) in a glass of water for gerd.
Is it safe to mix multi-vitamins, real fruit, and some other elements like grape seed extract in a blender?
Yes. : Don't see any problem - might not be very tasty. ...Read more
Green tea's great: But lots of other things are better for the heart. Instead of drinking tea, try to focus on a healthy weight, regular physical activity and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Nothing wrong with green tea, but it won't help as much as being a normal weight and getting regular exercise! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Making juice out of an actual grape fruit, is it as good and beneficial as eating the grape fruit first thing in the morning?
Fruit is better : To eat the fruit itself is probably more nutritious and will have more fiber. If you add sugar to the juice the calories will increase. Be aware that grapefruit juice interacts with some medications elevating their level in the blood and can be very toxic. Somehow grapefruit helps to decrease weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It may contain some but is not pure orange juice. Look at the label. All the best. ...Read more
Green tea contains: antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic effect & lead to a reduced heart disease death rate. The Linus Pauling Institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. A study by Maastricht University (Holland) noted Green tea has catechins & caffeine w inhibition of O-methyl- transferase & phosphodiesterase which effect ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read that fiber in fruit's skin moderates the fruit's impact on blood sugar.Would this be true for eating fruits like litchi,etc where skin's removed?
A little butter and homemade reduced sugar blueberry jam with a glass of ovaltine milk, is this healthy?
Will raspberry ketones with kelp, African mango caffeine anhydrous, grape seed and green tea extract reduced the efficiency of the contraceptive pill?
No.: none of those will interfere with the efficiency or efficacy of the BCP. ...Read more
There are a lot of purported health benefits associated with eating cacao or cacao nibs. I found these whole cacao beans at the grocery store. Why should I eat these as opposed to tastier chocolate?
to avoid sugar: Cacao has many proven health benefits but is bitter. Chocolate is basically cacao with added sugar. Sugar is toxic with many proven detriments. Thus, with cacao nibs you get all of the benefits without the downside of sugar. However, a good compromise is dark chocolate- at least 70% cocoa solids, but one with 85-90% cocoa solids is even better. See http://bit.Ly/1fnptkt ; http://bit.Ly/1gxkzhb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I pair citrus bioflavanoid 50mg capsule instead of a glass of citrus juice to enhance the absorption of my Green Tea Extract supplement. ?
Yes: it will help the absorptionGet a more detailed answer ›
What are the additional health benefits of matcha green tea from japan. I read a study it is a very good tea for health.?
Matcha green tea: There are some studies saying that it's high in antioxidants. Does this mean that it's good for health? Maybe. The definitive studies would be a rct looking at improvement rates of diabetes, hypertension, increase length of life, etc. I'm not sure if these studies have been done. At the very least, matcha green tea won't hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer