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Are Pomegranates A Good Source Of Antioxidants
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
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
No proven benefit: Pomegranate has been studied for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in animal studies but there is no convincing evidence that it slows the progression of CKD. It is rather high in potassium and can lead to high serum potassium in patients with advanced CKD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more
My standard answer: Is eat only "god made" food and leave the man made food and beverages alone. Easy ? ...Read more
Is there a specific type of drink that would provide a good amount of antioxidants, or is it impossible?
Quite a few: Drinks with antioxidants include coffee, black and green tea, red wine, grape juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and drinks made from berries. ...Read more
See previous answers: Check out https://www.Healthtap.Com/#topics/does-pomegranate-cause-constipation. Another source (http://goo.Gl/ywlflm) says there's insufficient evidence for using pomegranate for diarrhea & dysentery. So from an evidence-based perspective, looks like it's still up in the air. Consider eating an orange or unpeeled apple as 2 different sources of fiber. Drink plenty of fluids & exercise regularly. ...Read more
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