Category Archives: Antioxidant

The Vitamin C Content of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants. One of the most researched antioxidants in tomatoes is the red pigment lycopene, a carotenoid that has been shown to be beneficial to prostate health. However, tomatoes are also a rich source of … Continue reading

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The Vitamin C and Polyphenol Content of Peaches

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants. Peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which have been shown to have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. Studies have investigated the vitamin C and polyphenol … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Oxidative Stress Hypothesis

One hypothesis suggests that the development of post traumatic stress disorder is due to the presence of chronic stress. This stress likely causes high levels of circulating stress hormones and the development of inflammation. It has been suggested that the … Continue reading

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What Is the Cause of Age-Related Greying of Hair?

Premature greying of the hair is the loss of pigment within hair follicles that occurs during normal ageing. Human hair contains black to brown eumelanin and reddish-brown pheomelanin pigments. The ratio of these pigments defines the colour of the hair. … Continue reading

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Wild Blueberry for Depression

Evidence suggests that foods rich in antioxidants are beneficial at treating mood disorders. This is the basis for the mental health benefits of high plant diets. Blueberries are very high in flavonoid antioxidants, and it might therefore be expected that … Continue reading

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Antioxidants: Associated with Lower Anxiety Scores

Inflammation in the brain is associated with the development of mood disorders. This occurs because inflammation can cause damage to tissues via the generation of free radicals. A number of studies have shown that control of these free radicals, either … Continue reading

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Myrtus communis: antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory

Myrtus communis (myrtle) is a medicinal plant that grows as a small tree to a height of about 2 meters. In the Bible, Nehemiah 8:15 mentions the use of myrtle in relation to the celebration of the feast in the … Continue reading

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How Much Vitamin C Is Too Much?

Vitamin C is an important extracellular antioxidant. In addition it is required for a number of synthesis reactions including the production of collagen. In its role as an antioxidant, vitamin C protects cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress. … Continue reading

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Rosa damascena and Depression

Rosa damascena is an ornamental flower from the rose family. Evidence suggests that extracts of the plant may have medicinal effects that include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Oxidative stress plays a role in the development of mood disorders such as … Continue reading

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Rosa damascena: Hepatoprotective

Rosa damascena is a variety of rose that has been investigated for its medicinal effects. Evidence from scientific studies suggest that the phytochemicals in Rosa damascena may possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These effects may explain the hepatoprotective effects of … Continue reading

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