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The Benefits of Antioxidants Defined

2009 December 15
by HealthReviewer
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To understand the benefits of antioxidants it’s important to know what an antioxidant does. An antioxidant is anything that can slow down or stop the oxidation process once it has started. The oxidation process is a chemical reaction that involves the intake of oxygen, and can happen in human cells. The oxidation process in human cells involves metabolic processes using oxygen to form a new oxygen-containing molecule. The problem with oxidation in human cells is that the new oxygen-containing molecules that are formed can cause damage to cells and body tissues, which can cause diseases. The primary benefit of Antioxidants is that they are used to remove the free radical cells before they can do any damage. Continue Reading

What are the Best Antioxidants?

2009 December 14

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Lycopene, Prostate Cancer and Prostate Health from Lycopene

2009 December 14
by HealthReviewer

Lycopene is a very powerful antioxidant that is found in a variety of red and pink fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is the chemical in the fruits and vegetables that causes the meat of the fruit or vegetable to have a red or pink color. Numerous studies have been done on lycopene, prostate cancer, plus whether lycopene can help prevent or treat prostate cancer. Continue Reading

Lycopene and Prostate Health

2009 December 10
by HealthReviewer

Numerous studies have been done on Lycopene and prostate health. The studies that were done have actually determined that lycopene can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Lycopene is a very powerful antioxidant that is found in various red and pink fruits and vegetables. The chemical lycopene is what causes tomatoes to be red and watermelon to be pink; lycopene gives the red and pink color to the fruits and vegetables that contain it. Continue Reading

Lycopene Side Effects

2009 December 7

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