Why Is It So Difficult To Lose Weight After 30

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Have you tried to lose weight after 30? Wasn’t that more difficult than ever before? Guess what? It’s even more difficult after 40! Have you ever wondered why your body reacts differently to the same regimes you apply in different stages of your life? People that have never had a weight problem get flabbier after […]


The Mega Antioxidant

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Eating and exercising the right way has never been easy, especially if habits are not right. Having a good knowledge of what is happening with your body, what is right for you and when, is even harder. However you should never forget, you have only one body and the efforts are well worth it in […]


Where Does Free Radicals Come From

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Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that have at least one unpaired electron, which makes them highly reactive. Free radicals promote beneficial oxidation that produces energy and kills bacterial invaders. In excess, however, they produce harmful oxidation that can damage cell membranes and cell contents. Where does Free Radicals Come From? Endurance exercise […]


The Versatile Antioxidant Vitamin

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Slice an apple into half, and it turns brown. A copper penny suddenly becomes green, or an iron nail when left outside, will rust. What do all these events have in common? These are examples of a process called oxidation. If the sliced apple is dipped in a lemon juice, however, the rate at which […]


Free Radicals Destructive Scavengers And The Vital Role Antioxidants Play

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Several years ago, it was all over the news. Free radicals were damaging – we all had them, and antioxidants were the solution. But what role really do free radicals play in damaging the body, and how are we supposed to best get rid of them? How do antioxidants work and what is the best […]


Centuries Old Beverage Contains Super Antioxidant More Powerful Than Vitamins C E

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“If we do not find time to take care of our health, we will reluctantly have to find time for our illness” -Hippocrates Lately there’s a lot of buzz in the news and online about green tea and its’ health benefits, particularly the role of polyphenols in green tea. Polyphenols are chemical compounds found in […]


The Versatile Antioxidant Vitamin

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Slice an apple into half, and it turns brown. A copper penny suddenly becomes green, or an iron nail when left outside, will rust. What do all these events have in common? These are examples of a process called oxidation. If the sliced apple is dipped in a lemon juice, however, the rate at which […]


Antioxidant Health Benefits

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Antioxidants are a class of nutrients that protect the body from damage caused by different factors, most importantly oxidative damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals are known as “reactive oxygen species”, or ROS. They are produced when your body uses oxygen for energy. Just as fire emits smoke as a by-product, ROS […]


Your Food Can Prematurely Age You

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Did you know that the food you eat could be prematurely ageing you? Science has made some amazing discoveries in the last decade in nutrition. We really should be taking note of what we put in our mouth because more than ever, “we are what we eat”. Do you know the impact of what you […]


Health Supplements Antioxidants And The Fda

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The Food and Drug Administration understands that people may not eat properly. That is why they have listed recommendations for consumers about health supplements – and specifically those with antioxidant properties. The simple fact is the human body cannot work properly without antioxidants. The FDA acknowledges that a lack of antioxidants in a person’s diet […]


Antioxidante Free Radicals And Sports Nutrition

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As you know, I am a physician. It’s part of my profession to keep abreast of what’s happening in medical /health research. Being retired helps, because doctors simply do not generally have the “extra time” to devote to the scientific literature. But I do. And I love it. I am one of those individuals who […]


The Next Vitamins

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Vitamins A, C, E and quasi-vitamins Coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid are powerful antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals and oxidation. Our body’s cells are undergoing a continuous cycle of oxidation (losing an electron) and reduction (gaining an electron). Oxygen and other atoms or molecules that are unstable because they lack […]


Antioxidant Supplement

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The focus of research on vitamins these days is how antioxidant supplements may play a role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Antioxidant supplements – E, C, and beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A) – have potential when it comes to health promotion. However, most data available about such health promoting properties of antioxidant […]


Green Tea Can Raise Your Resting Metabolic Rate

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Having a cup of green tea after a meal can aid in digestion. Green tea has been used for thousand of years in Asia as a digestive. All teas come from the same source. The tea plant is a member of the Camellia family (Camellia sinensis). Black tea, oolong tea, and green tea are all […]


Sources Of Antioxidants

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What exactly are antioxidants? And why is it so vital to our core health? At the molecular and cellular levels, antioxidants serve to deactivate certain particles called free radicals. In humans, free radicals usually come in the form of O2, which is the oxygen molecule. The oxygen molecule wants to be oxidized, and this oxidation […]


Why The Elderly Must Take Antioxidants

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Antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. Antioxidants are nutrients as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, […]


Is Your Liver Working Like It Should

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So many people that are concerned with improving their health over look the health of their liver. The liver is called LIVE -R for a reason. The reason is the liver is involved with digestion and assimilation. It processes nutrients to give life to your body, to repair diseased and damaged tissue. It removes toxins […]


Antioxidants Naturally Found In Foods

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Why do we need to eat foods that are found to be naturally high in antioxidants? What are antioxidants? Which foods do we need to eat, in order to naturally fight free radicals? Scientists have found that the body forms unstable oxygen molecules, called free radicals; every cell produces tens of thousands of them each […]