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Top 10 Antioxidant Fruits
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
I found out I am pregnant and want to know if frozen fruit, yogurt, with oats on top is a healthy breakfast?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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