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What are the best antioxidant foods? Which fruits, vegetables or other foods have the most antioxidants or best antioxidant power?

What are the best antioxidant foods? Which fruits, vegetables or other foods have the most antioxidants or best antioxidant power?

Foods : Foods that are rich in antioxidants include: berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries), red grapes as well as red wine, cherries, plums, dark chocolate, artichokes, carrots, potatoes, apples, and a variety of beans, namely red beans. Try not to focus on one specific food that has the most or best antioxidant power as you put it, rather eat a diet that consists of a wide variety of anti-oxidant rich foods. This will prove more beneficial in the long term. ...Read more

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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Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Probably not: Studies of nutritional supplements have provided inconsistent results in cancer prevention. Some studies have actually shown increased risk of cancer in patients taking vitamin E or beta carotene. Because it is difficult to collect accurate food histories, it is hard to gauge the degree of protection from eating specific foods. Either way, the effect size is likely miniscule. ...Read more

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What is the best single antioxidant?

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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Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Not in pills: 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. ...Read more

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Hat are antioxidents and what are they good for?

Hat are antioxidents and what are they good for?

Still in testing: It is a general feeling that there is molecular damage in the body from breakdown products of oxygen termed "free-radicals". These are highly reactive chemicals which might cause aging and other damage. Anti oxidants reduce this risk by binding and chemically neutralizing these free radicals. However no good testing has proven this; experiments are being run however. ...Read more

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How much blueberry's per day is good antioxidant?

2-3 cups per day: Research studies have proven benefit of eating the juice of 3/4 pound of blueberries a day for 12 weeks. 3 cups of fruit a day is recommended, though you can also include other anti-oxidant rich fruits like raspberries, blackberries, cherries and grapes. Even more fruit might help, though wise to choose less-sweet fruits like those mentioned. See http://tinyurl.com/ktfla for more on blueberries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antioxidant?

Prevents oxidation: 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. ...Read more

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What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

Colorful ones!: All vegetables have good chemicals and fiber in them. Broccoli, tomattos, squash spinach and cauliflower are considered good. Take a generous dose of one or more of them at each meal time. Also fruits are good in addition to the veggies. ...Read more

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Whta is an antioxidant? How does it help the body stay healthy?

Whta is an antioxidant? How does it help the body stay healthy?

Normal oxygen use: Without oxygen you die, but oxygen is also poisonous when it is in excess. Oxidants and antioxidants strike a balance between two extremes, moderation in everything ...Read more

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Given so many antioxidant sources, and claims, what is the best of all of them?

Fruit and vegetables: The best source of antioxidants is your food. Eat your fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is astaxanthin a good antioxidant to take?

Doubt it: There are many people out there, selling a variety of "antioxidants". Such products are not fda approved medicines, so their effects and side effects are not well known when real-life people take them. It is safer to just eat a healthy diet containing natural fruits and natural vegetables, plus good proteins & healthier fats. ...Read more

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Which antioxidant evoit capsules are good to use for children?

Which antioxidant evoit capsules are good to use for children?

I'd use none: Specific antioxidants have a few narrow uses, but overall, the utter failure of administering antioxidants to slow aging, improve any measure of health, or successfully treat any common illness is one of the greatest disappointments of medical science in recent years. ...Read more

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Are antioxidant serums really necessary? Should teenagers use them?

They are scams: Despite decades of trying -- and hype -- nobody's been able to show that any antioxidant really prevents or treats any common illness, or slows aging. One huge study had to be stopped because the folks taking the antioxidants were dying faster than the controls. You're being ripped off. Eat a healthy, sensible diet and go out and enjoy some exercise. ...Read more

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Do you know which has the highest antioxidents? Matcha green tea powder or yerba mate?

Do you know which has the highest antioxidents? Matcha green tea powder or yerba mate?

Depends: That may depend on growing conditions and many other factors. I would not worry about which has highest antioxidants - drink what you like, and eat blueberries and other colorful fruit and vegetables if you want antioxidants. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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I am having antioxidant tablets will give relief from urticaria, what to do?

Sorry if no effect: Over my four decades in medicine, controlled studies of antioxidant supplementation has been one bitter disappointment after another. Managing unexplained urticaria is often a matter of trial and error -- perhaps even an elimination diet -- and often no solution is ever found. Read up on it, whether it's a subtype like cholinergic urticaria, and let your next try at a Rx be guided by real science. ...Read more