Just wondered how aware my fellow hubbers are regarding antioxidants and their health benefits? Do you take vitamins and eat both fruit and vegetables?
Personally, I try to include this in my way of living, as I have linked this to increased energy levels, mood enhancing and generally a feeling for well-being. Eat approx 4-5 servings of veggies and fruits on a daily basis and take multivitamin and omega (not an antioxidant, but good for mental capacity++) supplements.. just wondered how people in here think about this small, yet so hugely important step towards better health?
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I believe in anti-oxidants. They help eliminate "free-radicals" which causes cell damage (and therefore aging). "Free-radicals" is not a slang term; it is a scientific term that refers to molecules that un-paired electrons that are highly reactive. Anti-oxidants helps neutralize them.
I eat fruits and vegetables. In addition, I take anti-oxidant vitamins C and E and Alpha Lipoic Acid -- almost daily (sometimes I miss a day) I sometimes take other supplements as well Ginkgo Biloba, Fish oil, Co-Q 10.
Sounds like a lot. But these doses from the bottles of the off-the-counter supplements are not that high (so it should not be any problems).
O yea.. definately. By checking all the labels of our foods and only picking those foods. You would be surprised the major benefits from those foods. Your looks would improve vitamin A, vitamin c immune, vitamin d for strong bones.. not to mention using the senior version vitamins.. with iron for blood.
I highly recommend it , frienz4lif
I love my antioxidants. Wouldn't go without them.
Here's a link from my blog to an article on antioxidants:
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yes, i do, as well as taking most of the supplements mentioned. and lots of water...
Anti-oxidants are very important. I try to eat some anti-oxidant rich foods daily. Unfortunately, even if one can eat a lot of these foods, our foods are not as full of these kinds of healthy substances as they used to be (depletion of earth and all), so supplements are helpful.
I spent a lot of time on research about vitamins, minerals, and alternative health options in general. I was surprised to become convinced that these kinds of all natural options for healthy living are things that pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, and doctor's offices *really* don't want you to know about.
So, I take a very well balanced green multi-vitamin, a few supplements like flaxseed oil, Co-Q 10, Bee Compound (with royal jelly, propolis, and honey), and Glucosamine for joint maintenance.
At the same time, I got to learn a lot about essential oils and aromatherapy (all this research started as a result of my interest in massage for health). You might be amazed how powerful they are for purifying your environment, strengthening your immune system, killing viruses and bacteria, and enhancing your environment all at the same time. I highly recommend incorporating any of the above into a daily routine.
Thank you for your replies! Fascinating reads.. another antioxidant I try to implement as much as possible is catechins (the active extract in green tea), as the research I have (so far) has only pointed towards positive effects and health benefits both in terms of immunology, decreased cancer risk and increased system abilities. Have launched two chapters of my "The Antioxidant Series" if anybody is interested in reading through them. First one is a general antioxidant introduction, whereas the second chapter is about Free Radicals and the Free Radical Theory. I really find all of your input highly interesting, thanks.
Research theories about free radicals (unstable molecules) causing degenerative ailments like cancer and heart disease, for example, have further led to investigations to clarify the relationships between free radical molecules and antioxidants like beta carotene.
The association send people to switching into vitamin-filled existence with easy to take capsules, tablets, etc., forgetting at times that they have rich sources of vitamins in their meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables. To ensure proper intake of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, health experts do recommend certain food portion to follow. People must seek out these tips for their good health.
blueberries, strawberries, lots of fruit and veg... its the only way really... You wouldnt believe by my avatar that i am actually 90, would you? Health benefits man! lol
The presence of antioxidants in your body is one of the pillars of a good heart health. Vitamin C is a good anti oxidant. Vitamin C is regarded as the Mother of all Vitamins. L-glutathione is also an anti oxidant and it is also called the Master Antioxidant. You may check my hubs from time to time. Soon I will be giving more health related hubs. Sorry, I am very new in hubpages.
I believe in natural products like meat, nuts, fruits and vegetables. No pills, no suplements!
Yes, anti-oxidants are the real deal. Especially Vitamin C, as you say. Anything with Omega-3 (fresh salmon, olive oil, flaxseed oil) is also good for you. Zinc is also good for your skin and your eyes and more.
You should get most of your nutrients from whole, natural foods and not rely on vitamins, using them as supplements only.
You might like to check out my hub about natural health, too.
cinnamon is a good antioxidant. i eat it on oatmeal. oh, so is oregano.
I love cinnamon. However Oregano I believe is rather strong.
You may want to do some research on that. In my opinion..
I associate antioxidants with vegetables and fruit. salads is a great source of antioxidants. Same as carrots.. never thought of seasonings being an antioxidant. I know basil is a great herb however I forget what its helps at the moment.
Hi friends.. got a question..
Should there be a limit on how much antioxidants we eat daily? My opinion is no? What do you all think?
Well, your opinion is completely wrong! Most vitamins that have antioxidant properties are fat soluble. A, D,and E are fat soluble, therefore toxic in prolonged high doses. Vitamin A supplementation in children is the leading cause of death by supplements in children. Only water soluble vitamins B complex and C can be used in megadoses, because we don't have to capacity to store them for long periods of time.
Sorry to be so blunt, but there is absolutely no room for opinion where science reins supreme. Especially where said opinion can be found by search engines.
Well as vital as antioxidants are i still think evrything is good when taken in moderation
Fruits and vegetables are sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Some of these nutrients may also be found in other foods. Eating a balanced diet and making other lifestyle changes are key to maintaining your body's good health.
Diets rich in dietary fiber have been shown to have a number of beneficial effects including decreased risk of coronary artery disease.
Excellent vegetable sources:
navy beans, kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, white beans, soybeans, split peas, chick peas, black eyed peas, lentils, artichokes.
Excellent vegetable sources:
black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus
Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.Good fruit and vegetable sources:
sweet potatoes, tomato paste, tomato puree, beet greens, white potatoes, white beans, lima beans, cooked greens, carrot juice, prune juice.
Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.Excellent fruit and vegetable sources:
sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, collard greens, winter squash, cantaloupe, red peppers, Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy.
Excellent fruit and vegetable sources:
red and green peppers, kiwi, strawberries, sweet potatoes, kale, cantaloupe, broccoli, pineapple, Brussels sprouts, oranges, mangoes, tomato juice, cauliflower
I have been taking vit c Vit E and garlic and many vitamins which have kept me from looking my age so far. Also am taking fish oil everyone knows keeps your joints working better. also in case anyone wants to know chromium and picolinate helps if you are debetic. But i like to get my vit d from the sun it feels soooo good down here in florida. rox
For those of us that have hot flashes you can take cinnamon capsules which help a lot. and organo will kill infections. I had a cold which some how went to my eyes. i took a dropper full twice a day for two days and the cold left. wow what a relief. i had never had a cold in my eyes before and could not wait until i got rid of it. Thanks to a nice friend who works in a health vit store.
anti oxidants are wonderful! we all should be taking them - cellular protection! too many toxins in the air, water, etc. our bodies need protection.
I try to consume berries every few days, oranges and other citrus fruits or products to get my dose of vitamin C and I try to consume nuts to get my vitamin E. But, as I am also breastfeeding I take Materna prenatal and postnatal supplements. I think it is best to consume vitamins and antioxidants the natural way, but as most of us are not able to do this properly sometimes, I think it is best to take supplements anyway. It is rare and difficult to overdose on nutrients to the point of injury so I think supplements are not so bad.
All the post are very valuable,but apart from this one should also focus on way to include them in a diet. At this point, people should also know from where a person can get all essential minerals and vitamins and in necessary amount. Vegetables are good source of minerals, but it is also necessary that what minerals and vitamins do our body need. A health check up will help to know what does our body need and what we do not. Intake of minerals and vitamin should be well balance, so planning daily intake of food will help a lot. It is true that spinach is good source of numerous vitamins but eating spinach daily is not right, human body need other various nutrients too. I would suggest to get counseling from health professional, since its about human body, lots of factors need to be taken care of, applying self concept can be fatal.
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