Free Radicals

Burst of Reporting on Aronia Berries as New Superfood


The Aronia berry is catching on. This summer, an Associated Press news story was picked up by a number of major news outlets to report on the emergence of the Aronia berry as a new “superfood” and the strongest of antioxidant fruits. Aronia berries are native to North America, but have only recently begun to

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Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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A Probiotic Piece of the Weight Loss Puzzle


  In a scientific study conducted recently*, researchers asked participants to take two pills daily in addition to following a common weight-loss diet. Some pills contained probiotics and some were placebos. After 12 weeks, women who had taken the probiotics had lost almost twice as much weight as those who had taken the placebo. This

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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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Preventing Heart Disease: Antioxidant Supplements or Real Food?


If you Google heart disease and antioxidants and then read a smattering of articles about it, two important facts will emerge. First, vitamin-based antioxidant supplements have been shown to have only a small anti-oxidant effect on the risk of heart disease. This is somewhat of a surprise, because we were always told, since a landmark

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Veggies, Yum!—How To Fit Antioxidants into Your Kids’ Diets


Antioxidants are pretty cool—they could be the key to a long and healthy life. They’ve even been endorsed by the American Chemical Society. When they enter our bodies, antioxidants destroy free radicals, which cause cell damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer. So it’s a good idea to eat foods rich in helpful

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In a Nutshell: The Science Behind Free Radicals and Antioxidants


It’s not uncommon these days to see a product proclaiming it has antioxidant ingredients. You see it mentioned on sports drinks, fruit, nuts and vitamin supplements. You’re probably already aware antioxidants boost your immune system, but what exactly are they? What do they do, and how does your body use them? To discuss the primary

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How Anti-Aging Supplements Work


There are a lot of natural supplements on the market claiming anti-aging properties. You may find a long list of benefits and reasons to buy a certain product. But, do you ever wonder how anti-aging supplements work? Here’s how. Fight Free Radicals Free radicals are harmful. They are produced in your body every minute. In addition,

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Benefits of Taking Aronia Berry Supplements


According to many researchers, aronia berries or chokeberries offer many benefits for the body. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture has said that among several food sources, the aronia berry got the highest ORAC value. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It measures that anti-oxidative power of a food source. Because of

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