Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 29th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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What natural antioxidants work well against different free radicals? Research shows that plant-based (botanical) antioxidants can provide broad-spectrum protection against these radicals. However, plant sources of antioxidants seem to “specialize.” A botanical source (such as blueberry, tomato, cocoa, or green tea) generally has high concentrations of a particular family of antioxidant compounds (such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, proanthocyanidins, or flavonoids). These compounds tend to perform better against some radicals than others.

Here are some general guidelines:

Flavonoids—superoxide anion
Carotenoids—singlet oxygen
Proanthocyanidins (PACs)—superoxide anion and hydroxyl

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet