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The Power of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances found in food that prevent and slow oxidative damage from dangerous free-radicals. Free-radicals are by-products of our cells use of Oxygen, and can cause damage to our bodies.

Antioxidants are also known as free-radical scavengers, preventing and repairing oxidative damage.

The most commonly known antioxidants are:

  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids – found in carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and other bright colored vegetables.
  • Vitamin C – found in citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, green peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes.
  • Vitamin E – found in green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
  • Selenium – found in red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, and garlic.

Supplementing your diet with antioxidants is extremely vital. Certain complications have been shown to be associated with oxidative damage, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration.

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Pomegranate the SUPER Beneficial “Super Fruit”

Pomegranate is the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits, it possesses Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects, Discourages platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease, Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces other cardiac risk factors.

Additional medicinal benefits of pomegranates:

Atherosclerosis – Due to its richness of flavonoids and antioxidant vitamins C and E, pomegranates prevent atherosclerosis. In a recent study, patients who took a glass of pomegranate juice every day felt better after 10 days of start taking it.

Degenerative illnesses – Due to its content of antocianines (pigments of red and blue color known as flavonoids) and vitamins C and E, pomegranates stop the aging process and appearance of degenerative illnesses.

Blood purifier – A long treatment with pomegranate juice detoxifies and regenerates the blood. Pomegranates are known as “the queen” of naturopath geriatrics; they are excellent nutrition for old people as well as children.

Diabetes – Pomegranates are an excellent fruit for diabetics because they do not raise blood sugar. They protect them against atherosclerosis and hypertension, two major risks for diabetics.

Menopause – Due to their content of estrogens, pomegranates are recommended to prevent discomforts caused by menopause. Japanese women eat this fruit to prevent such discomforts.

Anti-anemia – Because of its richness in minerals, vitamin C and copper, pomegranate juice is well known for is anti-anemia effects. Pomegranates improve anemia cause by iron deficiency.

Chronic inflammations – Pomegranate juice, taken before breakfast and half hour before meals is quite effective to fight laryngitis, sinusitis, and ear inflammation with suppuration.

Pomegranates are fast becoming known as one of the healthiest foods we can eat, largely because of their beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. The benefit of supplementing with pomegranate extract (rather than drinking the juice or eating the fruit) is that the extract, unlike the juice, contains virtually no sugar or calories, and requires no refrigeration to maintain optimal quality.

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**Pomegranate is considered a dietary supplement, so make sure you talk to your doctor before you start drinking it regularly. Pomegranate juice may interact with some prescription medications, such as certain high blood pressure medications and statins.

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Deal of the Week: Ellagic Acid

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Ellagic acid is an antioxidant found in a number of fruits and vegetables which include; galla chinensis, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates and other plant foods. The highest levels of ellagic acid are found in galla chinensis, raspberries, strawberries, and pomegranates. Galla Chinensis has the highest content of Ellagic Acid and naturally contains 50%.

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Deal of the Day: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Results from animal studies indicate that alpha-lipoic acid may improve long-term memory. Much remains to be learned about whether this occurs in humans, but it may be worth trying this powerful antioxidant when a disease such as Alzheimer’s starts to erode memory. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid holds promise for preserving brain cells following a stroke or other type of trauma that restricts blood flow to the brain.

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Deal of the Week: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Results from animal studies indicate that alpha-lipoic acid may improve long-term memory. Much remains to be learned about whether this occurs in humans, but it may be worth trying this powerful antioxidant when a disease such as Alzheimer’s starts to erode memory. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid holds promise for preserving brain cells following a stroke or other type of trauma that restricts blood flow to the brain.

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Deal of the Day: CoQ10

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CoQ10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the body and serves as a coenzyme for several of the key enzymatic steps in the production of energy within the cell. It also functions as an antioxidant which is important in its clinical effects. It is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. To put dietary CoQ10 intake into perspective, one pound of sardines, two pounds of beef, or two and one half pounds of peanuts, provide 30 mg of CoQ10. CoQ10 is also synthesized in all tissues and in healthy individuals normal levels are maintained both by CoQ10 intake and by the body’s synthesis of CoQ10. It has no known toxicity or side effects.

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Deal of the Day: Idebenone

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Idebenone (also known as Cerestabon, Mnesis, 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-6-(10-hyderoxydecyl)-1,4-benzoquinone)is fat soluble vastly improved form of the mitochondria anti-oxidant ubiquinone (CoQ10 aka Coenzyme Q10). It was created in Japan as a smaller molecule that can quickly penetrate the brain and provides far more benefits to support Cognition.

Neurochemical Effects:

  • Maintains youthful synapses (Increases nerve growth factors) [Boost Learning & Memory]
  • Stimulates the Corpus Callosum, an area of the brain that controls communication between the left and right hemispheres (Increases communication between both hemispheres) [Involved in speech and creative thinking].
  • Mood Enhancer (Increases Serotonin Release)
  • A potent antioxidant that retains its stability during a heart attack & stroke.

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