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List Of Antioxidant Fruits Vegetables
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 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's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?
You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more
Not many: Vegetables, as a rule, are a lousy vitamin d source. The best vitamin d comes from your skin when it's exposed to sunlight. The best source of dietary vitamin d is cold water fish. Further, whether vegetable derived vitamin d (d2) does the same thing as that which comes from animal sources (d3) is still a matter of dispute. Many vitamin d experts think that it does not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not even close: No. Plenty more nutrients in fruits and veggies. ...Read more
Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?
No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antioxidants : Citrus is a rich source of antioxidant phytonutrients including flavanones, anthocyanins, limonin & polyphenols. Citrus reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, kidney stones, ulcers & arthritis. I advise the whole fruit though juice is ok if fresh-squeezed. The peels have great benefits too! see http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php and click on oranges, grapefruit & lemon/limes for details! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?
What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?
Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...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
12- 20 grams: Anywhere from 12-20 grams of carbohydrates depending on the brand of whole wheat bread. ...Read more
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