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What is the best single antioxidant?

What is the best single antioxidant?

Vitamin C: This is not a simple question. All the vitamins work as a complex team and they all play a part in the normal consumption of oxygen. Google my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". There is a post on the use of supplementary vitamins. ...Read more

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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Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more

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Hat are antioxidents and what are they good for?

Hat are antioxidents and what are they good for?

Still in testing: It is a general feeling that there is molecular damage in the body from breakdown products of oxygen termed "free-radicals". These are highly reactive chemicals which might cause aging and other damage. Anti oxidants reduce this risk by binding and chemically neutralizing these free radicals. However no good testing has proven this; experiments are being run however. ...Read more

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How much blueberry's per day is good antioxidant?

2-3 cups per day: Research studies have proven benefit of eating the juice of 3/4 pound of blueberries a day for 12 weeks. 3 cups of fruit a day is recommended, though you can also include other anti-oxidant rich fruits like raspberries, blackberries, cherries and grapes. Even more fruit might help, though wise to choose less-sweet fruits like those mentioned. See http://tinyurl.com/ktfla for more on blueberries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antioxidant?

Prevents oxidation: 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, vegetables, nuts, and grains. ...Read more

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What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

Colorful ones!: All vegetables have good chemicals and fiber in them. Broccoli, tomattos, squash spinach and cauliflower are considered good. Take a generous dose of one or more of them at each meal time. Also fruits are good in addition to the veggies. ...Read more

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Given so many antioxidant sources, and claims, what is the best of all of them?

Fruit and vegetables: The best source of antioxidants is your food. Eat your fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

Antioxidant qty: There are no established dietary requirements for antioxidants. A recent article in nature suggests that too much antioxidant can be deleterious. The answer is that we don't know exactly how much chocolate to eat to get the best effect. Rather than one source of antioxidant, try to diversify your diet to include many types of antioxidants such as bluberries, carrots, spinach, etc. ...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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Which antioxidant evoit capsules are good to use for children?

Which antioxidant evoit capsules are good to use for children?

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