vitamins and minerals

What are Antioxidants, and How can They Benefit You?

(Guest post by Darlene Mills — Thanks Darlene!)
How do Antioxidants Work?

A lot of antioxidants are being offered in the market, all of which boast of making your health and lifestyle better. But for starters, what exactly are antioxidants? These are substances and nutrients found in the food we eat which can prevent or at least slow down oxidative damage to our bodies. More precisely, they inhibit the process of oxidation in our bodies. This produces free radicals which can then start chain reactions – when these occur in a cell, it can cause damage and even death. What antioxidants do is to stop these chain reactions by getting rid of free radical intermediates and inhibiting other oxidation reactions. In a nutshell (and in less complicated terms), these antioxidants act as ‘free radical scavengers’ which exterminate these free radicals and prevent any damage caused by them.

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8 Simple Rules for Healthier Eating

The question of, “what should I be eating in order to eat healthier”, is actually pretty simple, but it’s made much more difficult because of all of the various diets out there confusing the public on what is actually healthy. The bottom line is that all the evidence of points to a plant-based diet as being the healthiest choice. This would include vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It’s also important to eat healthy fats, such as that in olive or canola oil. Red meats and saturated fats should be eaten very sparingly.healthy eating Read More…

What Daily Vitamins or Supplements Should I Be Taking?

(Keepingthenetweird.com)

Keepingthenetweird.com

What are the recommended vitamins or supplements that you should be taking on a daily basis? It’s a question that many people don’t know the answer to, so I decided that I’d do a little research to figure it out. What I found was really what I expected to find. It all boils down to keeping it simple – in other words, you don’t need to pop 20 different supplements a day to stay healthy. As a matter of fact, that can be extremely unhealthy! Read More…

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