Antioxidant news, articles and information:

High antioxidant raspberries breed by researchers to be grown without agricultural chemicals

9/27/2014 - European researchers have used traditional breeding techniques to develop a new variety of raspberry that is extra high in antioxidants and is grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The researchers focused on developing a variety that, in addition to being tasty, nutritious and grown...

Sulforaphane and quercetin are natural compounds that help improve cellular health

9/23/2014 - Scientists have known for some time that antioxidants including sulforaphane and quercetin are potent substances for protecting cellular health. Now they have discovered a mechanism by which these substances activate a special protective protein, in a study conducted by researchers from the University...

Key antioxidant and trace mineral compounds that improve blood sugar stability

9/17/2014 - When we eat sugar or carbohydrates our digestive system converts these larger molecules into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to cells throughout the body. Blood sugar fuels cells, keeping them healthy, making it critical to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Key antioxidant...

A wonderful fruit: Black beans lower blood pressure, reduce degenerative disease and much more

7/15/2014 6:36:42 PM - Black beans contain proteins that act as antioxidants and can lower blood pressure and remove toxic metals from the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico's National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN-ENCB). The findings were awarded...

Antioxidant MitoQ rejuvenates aging arteries

5/26/2014 - An antioxidant specifically engineered to seek out the mitochondria within cells may help reverse the aging of arteries, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder and published in The Journal of Physiology. The study was funded by a grant from the National...

Chernobyl scientist discovers antioxidants help body adapt to radiation

5/12/2014 - Research on birds living near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster area adds more proof that antioxidants are able to protect the body from radiation damage. The study was published in the journal Functional Ecology on April 24. The meltdown, explosion and fire at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl,...

Vitamin E: a skin-boosting antioxidant that plays many roles in the body

4/16/2014 - "Vitamin E" is an umbrella term for a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that are found in a wide variety of whole foods. These compounds, of which alpha-Tocopherol is the most biologically active, have a large number of functions in the body. This article takes a closer look at those functions and...

Taking artificial vitamin supplements? Think again. Their antioxidant component scientifically proven to cause cancer

3/29/2014 - It is deeply rooted in our psyche that antioxidants help prevent cancer, and the multi-billion-dollar food supplement industry has exploited this belief for years. One reason why antioxidants are touted to be beneficial is because they scavenge upon free radicals. The fact is, these free radicals are...

Study reveals new insight on the most important antioxidant we need: glutathione

3/21/2014 - Glutathione is called the master antioxidant because it can regenerate itself in the liver after each fill-up of free radicals and go back to work. Free radicals are often the byproduct of normal cellular metabolic oxidation and toxic overload, leading to autoimmune diseases, several cancers or heart...

Spirulina's antioxidant effects help protect against lead acetate-induced damage

2/13/2014 - Despite assurances of safe levels in water and only traces in cosmetics, most scientists agree that there are no safe levels of lead. Lead is toxic, period. It serves absolutely no useful function for the human or animal body. It can affect every organ of a body but most often adversely affects red...

Antioxidant astaxanthin helps protect against ulcers

11/21/2013 - Substances that protect the cells from the deteriorating effects of oxidation are antioxidants. These free radical scavenging antioxidants are essential for cellular health. Antioxidants like lycopene, beta carotene, and lutein have long been regarded as organ and tissue protectors. Antioxidant astaxanthin...

Antioxidant turmeric and laurel leaf extracts reduce hardening of arteries, says science

11/19/2013 - A simple way to help naturally lower inflammation and protect your body against atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, is to supplement with turmeric and laurel leaf extract. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that these two popular culinary herbs possess...

Astaxanthin found to reduce oxidation, DNA damage and liver cancer formation

11/12/2013 - Scientific evidence continues to mount showing that astaxanthin is one of the most potent antioxidants yet discovered. A study conducted by researchers from India's National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research found that astaxanthin not only can reduce oxidation of the liver but can actually...

The unique superfood power of mangosteen - here's the latest research

10/23/2013 - The fruit of a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is enjoyed as a snack in regions where it grows across Asia and South America. Because of the highly perishable nature of this delicate fruit, it is rarely found in the United States, but rather marketed...

Eleven amazing superfoods to pump up your health

10/13/2013 - Much has been said about superfoods in the past, and people are often confused about which ones are best to include in their daily diets. There are a lot of these foods with varying benefits to improve general health and well-being. Certain illnesses are also known to be prevented by eating these foods....

Five research-proven reasons why onion is a powerful secret superfood

9/5/2013 - Onions are allium vegetables. Allium is Latin for garlic, but this genus also includes onions, leeks, chives and shallots. They are all rich in organosulfur compounds and quercetin. Sulfur is one of those important compounds that gets too little notice. It is involved in hundreds of metabolic activities...

Reduce inflammation effortlessly by taking these top antioxidants

7/21/2013 - There's a silent killer on the loose and it's called chronic inflammation. According to Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Anti-Inflammation Zone: Reversing the Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health: "Chronic inflammation is the evil mother of the most prevalent and devastating diseases that routinely...

Reduce your heart disease risk with kiwi: Research

7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...

High antioxidant diets help lower blood pressure

5/14/2013 - If the proverbial apple-a-day seems too antiquated, then perhaps a change is in order - a handful of fresh, organic blueberries rich in antioxidant goodness, perhaps? Or maybe some nice pecans? How you get them into your diet is your business, but researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular...

Antioxidants can help treat children with celiac disease: Research

5/7/2013 - A landmark study, conducted by researchers from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the journal Clinical Biochemistry in 2009, suggested that treatment with antioxidants may be able to significantly reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. Celiac disease is a serious, incurable condition...

Antioxidant 7Up drinks were a classic example of deceptive health advertising

4/16/2013 - Though you may still be able to find a few 7Up Antioxidant beverages online, the drinks have all but evaporated from store shelves after parent company Dr. Pepper Snapple announced their discontinuance last November. The announcement came the same day that the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Berries, pomegranates shown to have highest anti-cancer activity of any fruits

4/11/2013 - Numerous studies have confirmed that berries are the best foods to maximize your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants, and have also identified the other fruits and vegetables with the highest antioxidant content. Antioxidants are increasingly implicated as the chemicals behind many of the health-promoting...

Antioxidant doubles liver transplant success rate

3/17/2013 - The success of liver transplants and the survival of transplant patients can be dramatically improved by injecting livers with an antioxidant prior to surgery, according to a study conducted by researchers from Padova University in Italy and published in the journal Liver Transplantation. The effect...

Amazing antioxidant and disease fighting properties of melatonin

2/4/2013 - This article contains information provided by Randy Ice, PT, CCS and David Mitzner, DO. Melatonin is a naturally occurring compound found in mammals, plants and microbes that in animals fluctuates on a daily cycle. In mammals melatonin is secreted into the blood stream by the pineal gland in the...

Discover the powerful antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)

10/22/2012 - Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is made by the body, in small amounts and is found in every cell. It is also known as a metabolic antioxidant because in its absence, the cells of the body wouldn't be able to turn glucose into energy. Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, author of "The Wrinkle...

Diet high in antioxidants slashes heart disease risk in women

10/3/2012 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in men and women alike. A lifetime of processed foods, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle habits and environmental and household pollutants result in hypertension, elevated blood glucose and hardening of the endothelial lining of arteries that supply...

Antioxidants from food - The five best sources

8/29/2012 - Cells need oxygen to metabolize minerals and vitamins to survive and thrive. When cells cannot use oxygen to metabolize, they resort to fermenting glucose for their energy. That's what cancer cells are about. That's why anything that oxygenates cells works to cure cancer, and that's why cancer patients...

Antioxidant cocktail slashes pancreatic cancer risk by up to two thirds

8/8/2012 - Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that takes the lives of nearly 40,000 people in the US each year. Mortality rates for pancreatic cancer are high (five year survival rate is less than three percent) as the disease is typically not suspected or diagnosed until it has progressed...

Brew up a bounty of healthful benefit with coffee

7/27/2012 - A surprising trend is cropping up among the general population: drinking coffee as a powerful health promoting beverage. Not only does coffee help to boost energy and clarify the mind, research has shown it to be an important source of antioxidants. To maximize the benefit and minimize potential health...

Dandelion gets scientific acceptance as an antioxidant and "novel" cancer therapy

3/31/2012 - Dandelion is the bane of immaculate lawn enthusiasts, but holds healing secrets that few people realize. Dandelion is a delicious super-food to add to salads and soups. It contains substantial vitamins and a host of plant-based minerals, especially potassium. The herb stimulates the flow of bile from...

Parsley is an effective antioxidant, diuretic, blood tonic, and more

2/23/2012 - Parsley, that little piece of leafy green garnish that seems to decorate every plate in restaurants all across the U.S., is actually a serious herb which packs a powerful punch. Most people smile and ask sheepishly, "Are we supposed to eat it?" If it is certified organic parsley, then the answer is...

Holy basil is a clinically proven antioxidant, cancer fighter, neuropathy healer, and anti-microbial

2/5/2012 - Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known internationally as tulsi, is highly prized in the natural healing community both for its heady scent and for its healing properties. In the Hindu religion, holy basil is a sacred plant which is used during meditation and is considered a staple in every home...

Dulse is a clinically proven antioxidant, protein source, and plant-based source of iodine and potassium

1/17/2012 - Red or purple in color, dulse is considered a superfood because of its high iodine and potassium content, plus a long list of micro-nutrients and phytochemicals. Many herbalists prefer dulse over kelp in green superfood recipes because of its bland flavor. Found primarily in cold waters off the Atlantic...

Fruit and veggie based diets reduce stroke risk

12/14/2011 6:08:52 PM - Eating lots of fruits and vegetables helps lower the risk of developing a stroke, a new study shows. The new report comes from a team of scientists at the the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and was published in the "Stroke" journal of the American Heart Association. Fruits and vegetables help elevate...

Yaupon holly offers antioxidant benefits, caffeine

9/22/2011 - A recent study at Texas A&M University verifies the anti-inflammatory benefits of the yaupon holly plant in reference to inhibiting colon cancer. A 2009 University of Florida study previously validated the plant's antioxidant benefits, revealing that, depending on the specific genotype of the plant...

Carnosine improves cellular antioxidant reserves to battle stress and improve cognitive function

9/9/2011 - Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant and metal-chelating nutrient that is shown to minimize the damaging effects of stress on cellular function. Research presented in the PLoS One journal explains that carnosine can help to drastically reduce the formation of amyloid beta protein associated...

Study on how eggs prevent cancer shows vast healing power of foods

8/2/2011 - It is well known that eggs contain a powerful amount of protein and essential lipids, but new research has found that they also contain antioxidant properties that are known to prevent cardiovascular disease as well as cancer. Researchers from the University of Alberta determined that egg yolks in their...

Strawberries boost blood antioxidant levels and prevent chronic diseases

7/6/2011 - Strawberries are shown to be a potent source of antioxidants in a body of research published in the journal Food Chemistry. In vivo studies confirm that regular consumption of the flavorful fruit raises antioxidant blood saturation levels. This can help to lower the risk of chronic diseases ranging...

Unique antioxidant in coffee associated with dramatic reduction in prostate cancer

5/23/2011 12:59:53 AM - Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer for men in the the United States. Other than being male, there are other factors such as age, race, and family history that may contribute to the risk. However, the screening tests for prostate cancer including digital examination and...

Walnuts rank as top nut, providing highest level of quality antioxidants

4/20/2011 - The result of a new study presented to the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society found that the noble walnut packed the highest level of quality antioxidants of any nut species. Not only do walnuts provide plenty of high-quality protein that delivers a perfectly balanced assortment...

Study: Antioxidant blend protects against radioactive DNA damage

3/31/2011 - New research presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, Ill., has revealed the incredible power of antioxidants to protect the body against the damaging effects of radiation. Researchers from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Can., department of medical...

Research shows inflammation causes acne

3/7/2011 - Acne is a painstakingly frustrating condition. The cure has eluded both sufferers and dermatologists for decades. However latest research on the role of oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense in acne brings new hope for sufferers. Acne patients are under higher oxidative stress than people...

Scientific reviews suggest antioxidants may boost male fertility

2/7/2011 - A recent review of studies done on infertility suggest that male fertility may be improved by taking antioxidants. A number of studies on male infertility were reviewed by researchers in New Zealand and reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The review focused on 34 controlled trials...

Antioxidants offer natural help for men who are infertile

1/25/2011 - The multi-million dollar infertility industry offers a huge list of expensive -- and often invasive -- tests and procedures to help couples who have difficulty conceiving, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Unfortunately, assisted reproduction technologies...

Lipoic acid and antioxidants lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk

1/4/2011 - Slowly rising blood pressure as we age places millions of Americans at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Medical practitioners and Big Pharma think the answer is to prescribe a host of different pharmaceuticals until a magical number is achieved artificially. Research has rapidly emerged to...

Find health with five of the top antioxidant foods

12/6/2010 - Antioxidants are powerful nutrients that prevent, reduce, delay, or repair oxidative damage to cells in our body caused by free radicals. The presence of free radicals may result in cancer, stroke, heart problems, early aging, and many other degenerative conditions. Cells will not function properly...

High levels of natural plant antioxidant alpha-carotene are associated with fewer deaths from all causes

11/30/2010 - Picture this: a chemical is discovered that has amazing health-protecting powers. In fact, if a person consumes enough of the potent life guarding compound, his or her chances of dying from heart disease, cancer or any other reason will plummet for many, many years into the future. Sound like a...

Diet rich in antioxidants found to lower risk of diabetes

11/23/2010 - Pharmaceuticals are not the answer to cure or treat diabetes. Avandia is the latest drug to be questioned for its efficacy, and its side effects increase the risk of heart attack by 43%. The Commission on Human Medicines in Great Britain has recommended pulling the drug because its risks outweigh the...

Scientists discover unique way to more than double antioxidant content in ordinary potatoes

8/26/2010 - Scientists from Obihiro University in Hokkaido, Japan, have discovered a simple, cost-effective way to boost antioxidant levels in ordinary potatoes. Shocking potatoes with low levels of electricity or subjecting them to ultrasound waves for a short period of time visibly increases their polyphenol...

Birds fuel up on superfoods before long migration flights

8/6/2010 - Some birds radically change their diets just before their winter migrations, gorging themselves on antioxidant-rich berries to prepare for their long journeys, researchers have found. "[The] results support the hypothesis that some migratory birds may actively select deeply-pigmented fruits as a...

Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy in people at risk for heart disease

7/22/2010 - Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals -- molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. Free radicals are believed to play a role in heart disease, cancer and other disorders. So it makes sense that...

A diet loaded with antioxidant rich foods improves insulin resistance

7/12/2010 - According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD), insulin resistance is a condition in which the pancreas eventually can't keep up with the body's demand for insulin (a hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy). Eventually, an excess of glucose builds...

Gaia Herbs achieves industry breakthrough in herb potency, safety and traceability

5/19/2010 - I'm a big fan of herbal products, but have you ever wondered whether the ingredients that are supposed to be in those products are actually present in their correct potency? Did you ever wonder where the herbs really came from? As you'll discover here, one company has suddenly and dramatically changed...

Cloves are the Best Antioxidant, Says New Study

4/6/2010 - New research from the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) has found that cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the "best" natural antioxidant. The study examined five antioxidant properties, with cloves showing amazing results for each. Cloves are used primarily in cooking throughout the world but found primarily...

An antioxidant in broccoli and cauliflower may treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases

12/7/2009 - In addition to the suffering and death they cause, cystic fibrosis (CF), diabetes, heart disease, and neurodegeneration (any disease process that involves the death of brain cells) have something else in common: scientists believe they are inflammation-based disorders. Now comes word that researchers...

Antioxidant in Ginkgo may protect cells from radiation damage

11/12/2009 - According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) is one of the oldest types of trees in the world. Ginkgo herbal treatments have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a host of ills including asthma,...

The Vital Key to Maximum Antioxidant Activity is Glutathione

9/28/2009 - What if you were told you weren`t getting enough cellular oxidation or free radical protection, despite consuming all the high antioxidant foods and some of the best antioxidant supplements available? Would you wonder how that could be, or would you simply ignore it? Don`t ignore it, read on. How it...

Living Fuel achieves new superfood milestone with high score on antioxidant test

9/8/2009 - If you follow the news on superfoods, you're probably familiar with the term "ORAC" -- Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It's a measure of the antioxidant power of a food or substance. You may not be aware that there's a new, more advanced ORAC test available today: ORACFN. ORACFN measures the...

Resveratrol - The Miracle Nutrient for Cancer, Cholesterol and Longevity

8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...

Black Pepper Offers a Powerful Boost to Overall Health at a Very Low Cost

6/10/2009 - Black pepper does a whole lot more than hang around with salt. Researchers have recently found that black pepper can reduce the perception of pain, reduce inflammation, and combat arthritis. These discoveries follow other studies showing black pepper can block complications from diabetes, act as a powerful...

Astaxanthin: The Miracle Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Nutrient

5/24/2009 - For years, I've been a strong proponent of astaxanthin, a remarkable nutrient sometimes called "King of the carotenoids!" Derived from microalgae (and also found in wild salmon), astaxanthin is on my list as one of the top three most important nutrients for human health. I take an astaxanthin supplement...

Grow Your Own Antioxidants with Aronia Berry Bushes

5/14/2009 - Thinking about adding a few plants this spring? Anyone who is striving to become more self-sufficient might want to think about putting in some Aronia berry bushes. Aronia berries, also known as Chokeberries, are produced on easy to grow, low maintenance shrubs that add beauty to almost any landscape....

Vitamin C Stops the Growth of Some Cancerous Tumors in Mice

5/14/2009 - 30 years ago the famous Nobel laureate Linus Pauling said that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a highly controversial statement at the time. Now a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that vitamin C stops the growth of some tumors in mice. The Study The study was lead by Chi Dang,...

Antioxidant in Berries Stops Wrinkles

4/24/2009 - Data is mounting that phytochemicals found in a host of berries and other fruits can enhance health from the inside. Now comes research just presented at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting being held in New Orleans that a specific type of antioxidant phytochemical called ellagic acid holds the promise...

Resveratrol is "Nature's Medicine" for Cancer, Heart Disease and Much More

4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease. But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...

Drink Red Wine and Keep Breasts, Livers and Brains Healthy

3/26/2009 - Red wine is turning out to be a superfood. Although many health conscious people have opted to get isolated grape compounds in capsule form, recent research is showing that the best way is to drink red wine. That's because red wine contains the entire grape polyphenol group of nutrients, a group that...

Blueberries Lower High Cholesterol and Boost Cardiovascular Health

3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts. Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...

Garlic Boosts Overall Antioxidant Levels and Blocks Cancer

3/11/2009 - Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. Garlic is also a powerful performer in the research lab. Several new studies have documented its ability to promote heart and cardiovascular health, prevent and...

Drinking Coffee Reduces Risk of Stroke, Cancer and Dementia

2/27/2009 - It's a pleasant surprise when something questionable turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent heart disease. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Newly released studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers risk of stroke,...

Milk Products may Destroy Antioxidant Benefits in Fruits, Vegetables and Grains

2/19/2009 - A recent article appearing on NaturalNews reported that milk destroys the antioxidant benefits of blueberries. This article left many readers wondering whether the outcome is confined to blueberries only, or whether there are broader implication that might extend to all fruits and even vegetables. A...

Milk Destroys Antioxidant Benefits in Blueberries

2/3/2009 - Not much is better than a bowl of fresh blueberries. Bursting with flavor and sweetness, low in calories, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants, these tiny fruits are anti-aging superstars. There is however one word of caution. Blueberries lose their power when eaten with milk. Blueberries have...

Antioxidants Relieve Pancreatitis Pain

1/8/2009 - Imagine having excruciating upper abdominal pain that often gets worse when you eat or drink and lasts from hours to days. In fact, the pain may eventually be continuous. According to the National Institutes of Health ( NIH), these are some of the symptoms people experience when they suffer from chronic...

Preliminary Clinical Trial Shows Grapeseed Extract in Moxxor Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

1/6/2009 - A preliminary clinical trial has been completed by Dr. Glenn Vile in conjunction with HortResearch, a New Zealand research institution. Although the number of participants in the trial is small (eleven competitive rowers), the double-blind nature of the trial and the preliminary results indicate that...

Alpha Lipoic Acid: The Multi-Tasking Supplement

12/23/2008 - If there is one highly competent, yet underrated supplement, it would have to be Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). ALA is not to be confused with the alpha-linolenic acid (also called ALA) found in flax, canola oil and walnuts. Lipoic acid, or thioctic acid is slowly being recognized for its ability to assist...

Lipoic Acid Leads the Pack of Antioxidants that Protect Youth and Slow Aging

12/16/2008 - Evidence abounds that lipoic acid may be protective of every organ in the body. Among the latest findings are that lipoic acid is a powerful protector of the brain. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of the brain...

An Ordinary Apple Holds Many Secrets

12/7/2008 - Apples are an important source of phytonutrients. These plant-derived chemical compounds are associated with positive health effects. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples are strong antioxidants, fighting free radicals. When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant compounds...

The Importance of Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables

11/5/2008 - Fall has arrived and with the crisp weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters, as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...

Fruits are Loaded with Nutrients

10/30/2008 - Itís hard to beat fruits. They provide an abundance of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, essential oils, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory substances. Many are alkaline-forming, so they help counteract the strongly acidic Western diet that eats away at our bones. High levels of potassium...

Pomegranate Juice Delivers More Antioxidant Benefits than Red Wine

10/27/2008 - Pomegranate juice has the highest antioxidant content, activity and protective benefits of eight different beverages tested, according to a study conducted by researchers from Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine, and published in the...

How to Prevent Premature Aging with Antioxidants

10/27/2008 - There is currently a lot of talk in the press on the subject of antioxidants and how effective they are in preventing excessive free-radical damage - or 'oxidative stress', as it is technically known. That being the case, it would be helpful to understand what Free-Radicals and Antioxidants are and...

Spices: A Wealth of Health Benefits that Make Food Taste Great

10/23/2008 - Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the...

A New Discovery Has Been Made About How Antioxidants Attack Cancer Cells

10/10/2008 - There's a new reason, and a big one, to think that we benefit from free-radical-inhibiting antioxidants. We've long thought that by reducing free radicals, antioxidants can help prevent cancer, of course. But a recent experiment at Johns Hopkins and published in the March 14 issue of Science shows how...

J.E. Williams Talks About Three Antioxidants You Should Not Do Without

10/10/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at (http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. J.E. Williams shares on how to boost your immune system to fight the flu and avoid diseases. Renegade Water Secrets with Dr. J.E. Williams, a pioneer...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 2)

10/8/2008 - Part one of this series on how to take care of your health in the computer era described the essentials of taking care of your physical health with specific exercises and by being mindful of how you use your body throughout the day. This article takes a close look at how you can best support all...

The Antioxidant Lycopene Is Effective Against Colon Cancer

8/24/2008 - Colorectal cancer is a devastating kind of disease that invades the large intestines of approximately 153,000 people each year. To remedy this cancer, most people undergo painful surgeries and dangerous chemotherapy/radiation regiments to keep the cancer at bay. It is another type of cancer that presents...

The Summer Fruits of Good Health - Antioxidants Explained

8/8/2008 - Summer is upon us and with the warm weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...

Antioxidant Blend May Offer Protection in Life Threatening Conditions

5/29/2008 - A newly released study suggests that providing yourself with a broad spectrum of antioxidants will offer you protection even under such extreme conditions as total body irradiation. As published in the April, 2008 edition of Radiation Research, the purpose of this study was to determine whether a dietary...

Beating Free Radicals: The Basis for Injury, Illness, and Death

5/22/2008 - Free radicals are deadly chemicals formed in your body when stress, illness, or injury causes ischemia or diminished blood supply to tissues. Insidious as excessive eating that squeezes capillaries or as gross as a severed artery, ischemia is scalar as to amount of involvement but the path to cell death...

Eating Foods Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce the Risk of Dietary Diseases

5/20/2008 - Through scientific research it has been discovered that antioxidants may help prevent dietary diseases such as Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, Macular degeneration and may also delay aging. Antioxidants are molecules that are capable of retarding...

Antioxidant Levels Rise as Fruits Ripen

5/14/2008 - As pears and apples ripen, the chlorophyll in the peel is replaced by an antioxidant known as nonfluorescing chlorophyll catabolytes (NCCs), according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and published in the journal "Angewandte Chemie International Edition." Chlorophyll...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

Astaxanthin: The Little-Known Miracle Nutrient for Inflammation, Anti-Aging, Athletic Endurance and More

5/6/2008 - Every once in a very great while, I discover a natural supplement so astonishing that I feel compelled to share it with you. Mother Nature created this natural supplement eons ago, and it's been present in trace amounts in aquatic ecosystems for over a billion years. In this article, I'm going to reveal...

Indian Herbs Could Replace Synthetic Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Processed Foods

4/28/2008 - Traditional food and medicinal herbs from India have powerful antioxidant properties, and may provide alternatives to synthetic preservatives, according to as study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and published in the journal Food Research International. "As...

Antioxidant Blends May Offer Protection in Life Threatening Conditions

4/24/2008 - A newly released study suggests that providing yourself with a broad spectrum of antioxidants will offer you protection even under such extreme conditions as total body irradiation. As published in the April, 2008 edition of Radiation Research, the purpose of this study was to determine whether a dietary...

Vitamins A, C and E Increase Mortality! (and other nonsense from the realm of junk science)

4/16/2008 - The latest attack on vitamins A, C, E, selenium and beta-carotene comes from the Cochrane Library, a widely-read source of information on conventional health matters. In the paper published yesterday, these antioxidants were linked with a higher risk of mortality ("they'll kill you!"), and now serious-sounding...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds

3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....

Examining the Properties of Chocolate and Cacao for Health

2/7/2008 - Are you one of the rare individuals on this planet who does not like nor ever craves chocolate at some point in your life? But, if you are like most of the Western world, have you ever wondered why chocolate can be so addictive, apart from its rich sweet lingering taste? Well, it has to do with your...

Antioxidants Important for Optimizing Health and Preventing Parkinson's

2/7/2008 - Research scientists at the Buck Institute have discovered that mice with less of the natural antioxidant glutathione, particularly in their dopamine-producing neurons, become crippled by nerve damage. In fact, the mice developed symptoms that match up very well with Parkinson's disease in human beings....

Building and Maintaining Strong Vision for Life

11/19/2007 - Building and maintaining excellent vision involves some basic steps anyone can follow. Even if you believe nothing can be done to help your vision, taking these simple steps can go far in preserving it, or even improving it. Establishing core nutrition The foundation of excellent vision is proper...

New red wine antioxidant supplement captures health benefits of red wine in a pill

9/22/2007 - The health, nutrition and beauty supplement company NFI Consumer Products has released Resvinatrol Complete, which it bills as a healthy "red wine alternative." "Resvinatrol Complete provides today's health-conscious consumers with an exciting combination of powerful antioxidants found in red wine,...

NaturalNews readers demand retractions from major media outlets over erroneous reporting of antioxidant study

8/16/2007 - When the mainstream media refuses to print the truth about a significant study detailing the health benefits of antioxidants and, instead, parrots the erroneous conclusions of a pro-pharmaceutical medical association, it's time for citizens to take a stand and demand accountability. Today, NaturalNews...

Antioxidants, bad science and failure of the press to tell the truth

8/14/2007 - Following yesterday's announcement of a new study showing the phenomenal benefits of antioxidants for preventing heart disease in women, the mainstream media rallied behind a blatantly false distortion of the study designed to convince the public that vitamins E and C are somehow useless. The popular...

Unraveling the lies about the antioxidant study on vitamins E and C

8/13/2007 - A new study published in the August 13, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that vitamins E and C, when taken together, result in a significant reduction in the risk of strokes (31 percent) and heart attacks (22 percent). The study followed 8,171 women who were instructed to take relatively...

How to Tone Your Blood Vessels and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

7/7/2007 - Personal trainers have long praised the health benefits of toning your muscles. Now, medical researchers are looking at a similar approach for toning of your blood vessels. Think of it as getting really buff blood vessels. So, what's blood-vessel tone got to do with your health? The better the...

Hershey's launches new antioxidant chocolate products with emphasis on health

4/5/2007 - The Hershey Company has announced that it is adding two new products to its "goodness chocolate portfolio" of antioxidant-rich chocolate. The company has established special labeling for its new line, touting high levels of flavanols that occur naturally in cocoa beans. "Consumers are very interested...

Olive leaf juice functions as natural antioxidant to help preserve foods, frying oils

3/28/2007 - The juice of olive leaves could make an effective antioxidant to help frying oils last longer, new research from Cairo University states. It works by reducing the production of peroxides in the oil, thereby slowing the oxidation of the oil and making it healthier to consume. Jump directly to: conventional...

Grape seed flavonoids demonstrate anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

2/28/2007 - Natural nutritional elements in grape seeds offer a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-cancer and other benefits, according to the web site PDRHealth.com. A type of mixed flavonoid - proanthocyanidins - extracted from grape seeds are the essential ingredient. Jump directly to: conventional view |...

Acai berries top the charts for antioxidant potency, but commercial processing may destroy nutritional content

11/9/2006 - New research appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that although the Amazonian acai berry has the highest antioxidant content of any food, certain commercial processing methods may strip the fruit of much of its nutrition. Two studies led by Alex Schauss from AIBMR...

Antioxidants may slow vision loss (press release)

9/21/2006 - Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully blocked the advance of retinal degeneration in mice with a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by treating them with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals. "Much more work needs to be done to determine if what we did in mice will...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies (press release)

8/29/2006 - Portabella and crimini mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, Penn State researchers say. Dr. N. Joy Dubost, who recently earned her doctorate in food science at Penn State, measured the activity of two antioxidants,...

Antioxidants boost immune function in animal experiments

8/25/2006 - A study by researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid and Danone Vitapole found that antioxidant-enriched foods improve immune function and increase lifespan in mice -- and these results may apply to humans too. In the study -- published in the journal Nutrition -- the scientists randomly...

Raspberries Ė A Better Source of Antioxidants (press release)

8/14/2006 - Antioxidants are believed to have substantial health benefits and raspberries in particular are a good source. In fact, raspberries may have 10 times more antioxidants than tomatoes or broccoli. Further, raspberries contain some specific antioxidants that are found almost nowhere else. In a study...

National University of Singapore Study Provides Compelling Evidence That Dark Soy Sauce Has Antioxidant Effects (press release)

7/17/2006 - Soy sauce is a popular condiment in the Asian diet and many commercial soy sauces have been shown to have a high antioxidant activity, though so far this had not been demonstrated in humans consuming soy sauce. A recent study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown that...

New Antioxidant May Help Prevent AIDS Dementia (press release)

7/10/2006 - A newly redesigned antioxidant may play a critical role in preventing HIV-1-associated dementia, says a University of Missouri-Rolla chemist. Her research will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Experimental Neurology. ďA third of the adults and half of the children with AIDS develop...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

Lutein boosts eye health, preventing cataracts and macular degeneration

7/30/2005 - Fruits and vegetables have yet another disease-fighting weapon to offer you: Lutein. Studies show this carotenoid prevents and, to some extent, reverses vision loss, immune system problems, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With that in mind, load up your plate with foods high in lutein -- carrots,...

Product review: AstaFactor Salmon Essentials with salmon oil and astaxanthin

6/8/2005 - I'd like to share the news about Mera Pharmaceuticals' AstaFactor Salmon Essentials, an exciting health product that combines potent antioxidants with heart-healthy oils. Salmon Essentials contains purified salmon oil and Astaxanthin, two ingredients that are, in their own right, potent nutritional...

Potent antioxidant Astaxanthin shows promise as anti-inflammatory for arthritis, joint pain, back pain, muscle soreness and carpal tunnel syndrome

10/25/2004 - Mike: Let's move on to another product that you also manufacture at your firm called astaxanthin. And this is something that is not yet a household word. Could you give a little background on what this is and where it comes from? Gerry: I certainly can, and you're right -- this is a new product into...

American Heart Association's advice on antioxidant supplements helps people avoid heart disease by dying younger (satire)

8/22/2004 - On the heels of a bizarre announcement from the American Heart Association that people should not use antioxidant supplements to prevent heart disease, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has replied with a review of epidemiologic studies that shows strong support for the use of vitamin E and other...

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