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The Truth About Antioxidants and Cancer

To better understand the truth behind antioxidants and cancer let’s explain what antioxidants really do and how that relates to cancer.  Antioxidants are a term that most people are familiar with, even if they are not sure what they do. When we hear the term antioxidants we are usually hearing about what foods are high in antioxidants and how we have to eat more of those antioxidants foods so that we can be healthier. The reason that antioxidants make us healthier is that antioxidants are substances that are found in foods and supplements that help prevent our body’s cells from being damaged by free radicals. Continue Reading

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Grapes and Resveratrol Facts and Myths

A grape as a source of resveratrol is not always the best choice. Grapes are one of the foods that serve as a source of resveratrol, especially muscadine grapes. You can find resveratrol in grape vines, grape roots, grape seeds, and  grape stalks, but the highest concentration of resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes. The skin of grapes can contain anywhere from 50 to 100 micrograms per gram, which makes it a great source, but not the best source. Continue Reading

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Side Effects of Resveratrol

If you are thinking about taking resveratrol, it is only natural to want to know about the side effects of resveratrol. The good news is that if you are taking resveratrol naturally, meaning eating foods that contain resveratrol, you won’t have to worry too much about resveratrol side effects because the amount of resveratrol isn’t that high, so the side effects if there are any are minimal. For example, in order to overdose on resveratrol you will need to drink several bottles of wine on a daily basis. The side effects that you would experience from drinking wine to obtain resveratrol would be from the wine itself, not the resveratrol. Continue Reading

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Plants and Vegetables Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants are an important part of our daily diet because of the numerous health benefits that antioxidants provide. To make sure that we get enough antioxidants in our diet it is important to eat foods that are high in antioxidants. We want to eat foods that are high in antioxidants because obtaining antioxidants naturally is better for our body than obtaining antioxidants in the form of a supplement. For some reason ingesting antioxidants as a supplement does not work as well as ingesting foods that are high in antioxidants, but it still, have some benefits. Continue Reading

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Antioxidant Rich Foods and Antioxidant Rich Recipes

antioxidant rich salsaWhat are antioxidant rich foods? Continue Reading

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