Category Archives: Antioxidant

Vitamin C and Vitamin E Synergism

Vitamin C and vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) are important antioxidants in human nutrition. Studies show that both antioxidants are essential to health and both play a similar although distinct role in protecting cells from the damage caused by free … Continue reading

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Exercise Stress: The Effects of Antioxidants

Antioxidants may have significant benefits to athletes. Exercise is a form of stress, and the detrimental effects of exercise, at least in the short term, may be a significant increase in the generation of free radicals and oxidative stress. This … Continue reading

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Oxidative Stress and Cortisol Resistance

Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released in response to environmental stress. Cortisol is considered one of the major stress hormones in humans while corticosterone performs a similar role in animals. One of the functions of cortisol is to … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Parsley

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is most commonly used for its culinary effects. Parsley is native to the Meditarranean region and belongs to the Apiaceae family of plants. However, parsley also possesses a number of health effects that explains its use in … Continue reading

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Black Chokeberry: Anti-Anxiety Fruit

The black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a species of shrub that belongs to the Rocaceae (rose) family of plants. The tree is found throughout Northern America and Canada and Europe. The berries are rich in polyphenols, with the dark red … Continue reading

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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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