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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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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

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Should I eat fruit skin because it's full of antioxidants?

Should I eat fruit skin because it's full of antioxidants?

YES: Plus excellent, natural source of fiber. Some fruits and vegetables have the greatest portion of nutrients on the skin...
Watch tough if you have diverticulosis... ...Read more

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Tell me benefits of green tea??? fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

Tell me benefits of green tea??? fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

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

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What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of 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

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Which fruit has antioxidant which helps to reduce seizures?

Which fruit has antioxidant which helps to reduce seizures?

None: Seizure disorders are serious, and require serious medical management. Supplementing the diet with random agents whose absorption and blood levels would wildly vary, creates a dangerous lack of control.
See your doctor for medical management. ...Read more

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Tell me the fruits that are full of antioxidants?? is green tea good for health??

Tell me the fruits that are full of antioxidants?? is green tea good for health??

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

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I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

No: The good thing about antioxidants is that the body can filter the excess. It is like vitamin c. The body will just filter it out. Now, that being said if you were to take massive amounts anything is possible and it may not be good for you. ...Read more

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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

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Respected doctors I am 53 years please suggest the top 10 natural food vegetables nuts and fruits that would add years to my life! My family needs me?

Respected doctors I am 53 years please suggest the top 10 natural food vegetables nuts and fruits that would add years to my life! My family needs me?

Best foods: Tomato, pomegranate, orange, acai, blueberry, apple, almonds, olives, walnuts, plum, peach, apricot, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower -- and avoid animal fat; avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid muffin; avoid pasta; for protein: eat fish; egg white; soy and tofu; quinoa. ...Read more

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Does eating fruit after meals cause bloating as the non acidic fruit ferments on top of your meal?

Does eating fruit after meals cause bloating as the non acidic fruit ferments on top of your meal?

No.: Fruit, like all food, gets broken down by digestive enzymes, and the nutrients are absorbed. Some of the sugars such as sorbitol and fructose are not well digested by humans, and some soluble fruit fibers also. These work as natural laxatives and are good for us. Excess of anything is not good, and too much fruit or fruit fiber could cause gas. Eat fruit in moderation and enjoy! ...Read more

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Top fruit juices that won't affect acid reflux?

Top fruit juices that won't affect acid reflux?

See details: The best approach is to control you reflux with an over-the-counter med such as Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) and then you should be able to tolerate juices without problem. Without do this, all fruit juices may give you issues. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet?

What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet?

Crackers are: Carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat candies such as Skittles and Starburst, or any other tart fruit candy, my scalp gets really warm and the top of my head gets damp.

Whenever I eat candies such as Skittles and Starburst, or any other tart fruit candy, my scalp gets really warm and the top of my head gets damp.

HMMMM, ...: That is peculiar, but maybe the sugar content of those candies is causing a surge/spike in your glucose levels and that may cause the tingling and sweatiness. See your Dr. And get an evaluation and some lab work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do?

What do antioxidants do?

Free radicals: Antioxidants help to prevent cell damage from free radicals. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Major anti-oxidants are found in densely colored fruits, berries and vegetables eating mainly in the raw state. Also found in whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

Binding free radical: Free radicals are thought to be like chemical monsters and combine with other chemicals that can attack the body and cause cancer and heart disease. The thinking is to get rid of the free radicals to reduce disease before it happens. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are highest in antioxidants?

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

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Please tell me what foods are high in antioxidants?

Here are some: 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

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Are there antioxidants in pears?

Are there antioxidants in pears?

Yea: All fruits and vegetables are sources of antioxidants. So-called "white" fruits and vegetables like pears and apples were recently shown in a dutch study to significantly reduce the risk of stroke, by as much as 50%. ...Read more

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Do apples contain antioxidants? |

Do apples contain antioxidants? |

Yes: "one apple a day keeps the dr. Away" but remember apple causes constipation due to peptic content. ...Read more

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Do bananas contain antioxidants?

A little: Bananas do not have nearly the quantity of antioxidants as things like oranges, appes, grapes, blueberries, etc. They do have some flavenids, vit a, e, and c, which do have antioxidant effects, but this effect is somewhat muted by the high sugar content. However they do have many healthy components like fiber, b vitamins, and potassium - which has been shown to help control blood pressure. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do for skin?

What do antioxidants do for skin?

Protection: Capture free radicals that cause skin damage. ...Read more

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Do rock melons have antioxidants? |

Cantaloupe?: Rockmelon is another name for cantaloupe in australia and new zealand. Unless you have some other melon in mind, the answer is yes, cantaloupe (or rockmelon) is a rich source of antioxidants. ...Read more

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Do bananas have a lot of antioxidants?

Do bananas have a lot of antioxidants?

Not really.: Plese forgive me. Most scientific physicians doubt that anti-oxidants are even especially good for you. Specific antioxidants have a few narrow uses, but overall, the utter failure of administering antioxidants to slow aging or successfully prevent or treat any common illness is one of the greatest disappointments of medical science in recent years. ...Read more

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Are there any antioxidants in tomatoes?

Are there any antioxidants in tomatoes?

Tons!: Our friend the tomato, aka. The love apple, just loves your body with plenty of antioxidants. Yummy too. ...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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Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

Antioxidant info: And what foods have the highest levels can be found at http://nutritionfacts. Org/topics/antioxidants/. ...Read more