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Fruits Highest In Polyphenol Antioxidants
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
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 are the best antioxidant foods? Which fruits, vegetables or other foods have the most antioxidants or best antioxidant power?
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
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 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 more
I have single testis with hydrocele can I still be fertile? I am maintaining rich antioxidant fruit diet...
I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?
Is there an SA option for Gundry MD VITAL REDS which contains polyphenol rich super fruits to improve energy levels and heart health?
Not a medical?: We answer medical questions. While it would be appropriate to answer about the medical properties of Vital Reds I have no way of knowing the policies of a private company and if it ships products overseas. I advise you contact the company about this rather than ask here. It's a decent product but many other companies have similar superfood products so also look for similar products available in SA. ...Read more
I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins?
Not the key: After decades of work, I know on physician personally who takes antioxidants with the idea that they will improve health or longevity; there may be some here. Inflammatory bowel disease requires extra cancer surveillance and your physician needs to explain this to you. Food choices aren't the key to managing your illness; a holistically-minded evidence-based physician might be a good ally. ...Read more
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
Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes. ...Read more
Which fruits and vegetables are the highest in magnesium content which I can easily get my hands on?
Food: Pumpkin seeds, spinach. Black beans, sesame seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds, soy beans. ...Read more
Pre diabetic with 4 times loo visit at night, must cut down on fruit, which has the highest sugar level.?
Glycemic index: Avoid fruits with a high glycemic index - these fruits raise blood sugar fast and are not good for diabetics or pre-diabetics. There are great lists online that have the glycemic of all foods, not just fruits. Dates, watermelon, raisins, any canned fruit in syrup, cherries, mangos, bananas - try to avoid. I'd also avoid any fruit juice (even if "natural") - stick to water instead! ...Read more
Grape but moot point: Currently there is no human clinical outcome data suggesting any benefit from consuming resveratrol as dietary supplement. Instead, focus on eating diverse range of fruits & veggies rather than focusing on one specific one. Check out http://www. Quackwatch. Com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol. Html for more info on this supplement. ...Read more
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
Is fiber one bars good enough I like that with fruits bec that Metamucil is nasty. So can I count fiber one bars as part of my 36 gram s day?
The citrus fruits include orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit. For a little more information on citrus and citrus allergy go to:
http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/11/lemon-lime-orange-and-grapefruit-citrus-allergy/. ...Read more
Depends: Fruit are high in sugar, but also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating too much of anything generally means not getting enough of something else that the body needs. If you have diabetes, then too much can raise blood sugars. Try replacing a serving or two of fruit with vegetables. Freshly picked, organic vegetables can be as sweet as fruit with even more health benefits. ...Read more
Strawberries, peach: From livestrong. Com: perhaps the greatest risk of toxin exposure from fruit comes from pesticide use. The risk stems from the direct application, as well as indirect contamination through water. The fruits most likely to be contaminated include apples, strawberries and peaches according to the environmental working group. Buying organic may cut the toxin amount in these fruits. Proper washing helps. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on what you measure. If you are concerned that modern farming is bad for soil and the pesticides and chemicals used may have effects not yet known or acknowledged, then yes, better for the planet. If you compare nutrition value, conventional thinking says no, growing evidence says yes. ...Read more