Re Antioxidants, more info. please.

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Nick, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    You've got to be careful about antioxidants - some are very biologically active. Best thing in
    general is to eat an assortment of fruit, and a bit of cruciferous vegetables. Eating huge amounts
    of rosemary, a very powerful antioxidant, may not be a good idea, but small amounts now and then are
    okay. The key is to avoid the free radical damage in the first place, and that means cutting out
    unsaturated fatty acids, except in very small amounts - olives should be okay, for example. Don't
    cook foods which contain cholesterol while exposed to air, so eggs, high in cholesterol, are great,
    but only if boiled. And no baked goods that contain dairy. Coconut oil and butter are good fat
    sources - get unrefined coconut oil and organic butter, though. Dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa
    mass, is great too.
     
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  2. Shorthing7

    Shorthing7 Guest

    >You've got to be careful about antioxidants - some are very biologically active.

    All are "biologically active" - not sure what "very" means. If not they would not be "antioxidants".
    The physiological process of balancing or counter acting oxidative stress with antioxidant activity
    within and without the cell is a biological process.

    Chuck Balzer, MS RD
     
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