The Antioxidant Counter: A Pocket Guide to the Revolutionary by Mariza Snyder, Lauren Clum

By Mariza Snyder, Lauren Clum

SUPERCHARGE YOUR nutrition WITH ANTIOXIDANT-PACKED FOODS

Based at the groundbreaking ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance skill) scale, this convenient advisor provides easy-to-understand antioxidant rankings for 1000's of meals. It’s especially designed to teach which nutrition-loaded meals supply the best therapeutic energy and the way to incorporate extra of them on your diet.

• transparent, Easy-to-Read Charts
• scrumptious, Antioxidant-Rich Recipes
• rationalization of ORAC Scores
• money the book’s charts for your self and spot how an apple supplies 5 occasions the antioxidants of a banana! Or how topping pasta with broccoli and bell peppers rather than zucchini and tomato bargains an grand ten-fold increase.

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A healthy body makes alpha-lipoic acid on its own, but it can be taken as a supplement when needed. Cysteine is known as a free radical scavenger essential in the formation of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant derived from three amino acids. Glutathione’s job is to neutralize oxidants in the body by bonding to a toxin and breaking it down into removable parts. ) bioflavonoids These naturally occurring compounds found in plants act primarily as plant pigments and antioxidants. They perform a host of biological activities and are especially known for their amazing antioxidant properties.

The three most important antioxidant amino acids are alpha-lipoic acid, cysteine, and glutathione; they fight numerous cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes. Alphalipoic acid is the universal antioxidant, ideal in promoting anti-aging. It interacts with vitamins E and C, increasing their effect on the body. A healthy body makes alpha-lipoic acid on its own, but it can be taken as a supplement when needed. Cysteine is known as a free radical scavenger essential in the formation of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant derived from three amino acids.

Grape seed extract, derived from the seeds of purple and red grapes, scavenges for free radicals in the brain, protecting against radiation, pesticides, and heavy metals. It has also been shown to improve 46 The anTIoxIdanT CounTeR conditions related to heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis. Research also supports its use to mitigate eye damage, particularly macular degeneration and vision problems. Grape seed extract is typically taken as a supplement, in capsule or liquid form. It cannot be made by hand.

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