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From the groundbreaker in preventive medicine and father of the worldwide aerobics movement, Dr. Cooper takes the latest scientific antioxidant search from around the world and brings you a simple four step life plan that will revolutionize your health. It's the simplest plan yet to build you own personal defense system for a longer, healthier life!















Antioxidants are very important substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to the cells in our body. When our body's cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals which can can be harmful and cause damage to our cells in our bodies. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals. Health problems such as heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cancer are all contributed by oxidative damage. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection. In addition, minimize the exposure of oxidative stress such as smoking and sunburn.

Commonly Known Antioxidants
  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids
    Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables!)
  • Vitamin C
    Citrus fruits like oranges and lime etc, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes
  • Vitamin E
    Nuts & seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and liver oil
  • Selenium
    Fish & shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken and garlic. Selenium is known as the first line of defense because it can prevent free radicals from being produced because of the fact that it is an integral part of the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase. SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast is a very biologically available form of selenium because of it being organically-bound.
Vitamin-like Antioxidants
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Glutathione
Antioxidant enzymes produced naturally by the body
  • superoxide dismutase (SOD)
  • catalase
  • glutathione peroxidase

Other Resources

Antioxidants (Web MD)
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/tc/antioxidants-topic-overview

How Antioxidants Work?
http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/antioxidant1.htm


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