Antioxidant Formulas by Pathway

Debi “the Mojo Coach” wrote a fantastic blog about the importance of antioxidants in your diet. She provided delicious options to help you make the most of these cancer fighting nutrients. Unfortunately, the common American diet doesn’t tend to be filled with fruits and veggies. Personally, I agree with Debi… the best way to get antioxidants is to eat a colorful array of foods, but when that is not possible, supplementing with an antioxidant formula is an option.

Antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage caused by poor dietary habits, exposure to pollution, sun damage, smoking, drinking alcohol, and other lifestyle habits. Adding key antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, alpha lipoic acid, turmeric, and green tea can minimize this type of damage. Antioxidants can be protective and helpful in the following areas: detoxification, healthy cellular growth, brain, eye, skin, and heart health, as well as graceful aging. Continue reading “Antioxidant Formulas by Pathway”

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Antioxidants: Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that protect and repair our body’s cells. Free radicals from environmental toxins and our body’s breakdown of processed foods can cause damage to our arteries, immune system and overall health, leading to chronic diseases that many Americans suffer from today. Antioxidants help eliminate these free radicals, boost immunity, and prevent any damage done to our body’s tissues.

Where do they come from?

Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is a great way to incorporate antioxidants into a healthy lifestyle! The three main vitamin antioxidants are beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E found in deeply colored fruits and vegetables. It is best to eat most fruits and vegetables raw or lightly steamed to avoid the loss of these beneficial nutrients from heat during cooking.  Continue reading “Antioxidants: Why You Need Them and How to Get Them”

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    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Teri Cochrane
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June 2013