Tag Archive | "antioxidants"

Understanding Our Bodies: The Role of Antioxidants

Monday, October 26, 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: The Role of Antioxidants

Are antioxidants good for you? To answer that question, you have to understand reactive oxygen species, or ROS. And to do that, you have to understand how your cells produce energy. In this article, we uncover the processes of oxidation and explain it in the context of your health and well being.

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Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

From British Naval ships to 21st century micronutrient labs, the tale of Vitamin C is a long winding journey through scientific discovery and antioxidant sales pitches.

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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

We all know that we should be eating our 5-7 servings a day of fruits and vegetables. But there's good reason to make quite a few of those servings berries and greens.

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

Açai, as a wonder supplement, is claimed to improve weight loss, increase energy levels, improve digestion, aid sleep, detoxify, improve skin appearance, improve heart health, reverse diabetes and other chronic illnesses, reduce cholesterol levels, and increase sexual virility and performance. It's claimed to be high in fiber, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. But just how accurate are the claims about the trendy Brazilian berry? Are they truly the wonder they're advertised to be?

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