World-renowned researchers, scientists and antiaging experts
agree — Antioxidants are the nutritional secret for a longer, healthier
life. They help you stay young and prevent degenerative diseases.
The benefits of antioxidants are incredibly numerous and far-reaching — that's what you'll discover as you explore this site. They are the foundation of any healthy diet.
Antioxidants are nutrients produced by your body and also obtained from eating antioxidant-rich foods. They can be vitamins (A, C and E are the most familiar ones), minerals, or various phytochemicals (plant chemicals).
There are over 900 known phytochemicals (and countless other unknown ones) found in plant foods, and one serving of a fruit or vegetable may have as many as 100 different phytochemicals.
Antioxidants play a very specific role in your body's natural defense system. Their job is to protect your cells against damage from excessive free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable and reactive particles produced as a normal byproduct of your metabolism.
Free radicals are a necessary part of your defense system as well; however, excessive free radical activity creates a damaging effect called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is considered one of the primary causes of aging and degenerative diseases. I came up with at least 25 ways that oxidative stress is created.
You've seen oxidative stress at work many times before; it's the process that occurs when fruit rots or metal rusts. Your body ages in much the same way, except it happens from the inside out, at the cellular level.
Free radicals may
cause some diseases all on their own, but more often, they weaken your
immune system and make your body vulnerable to diseases caused by other
factors. Here is what some leading antiaging scientists have to say about
There are many "healthy" diets around to choose from. I'm not here to recommend any one or the other — no one specific type is best for everyone. You have your own unique metabolism, and you'll feel best on a diet that matches it. However, one thing to know is...
A diet high in antioxidants is the most effective way to reduce the risk of many health problems associated with aging, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, cataracts and macular degeneration, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and others. Information on this website will allow you to discover how to add more of the antiaging benefits of these nutrients to your meals — even if you feel "vegetably-challenged."
Practical and useful information about antioxidants — all of them from astaxanthin to zeaxanthin, in easy to understand language and without a lot of scientific jargon.
In addition, you'll also get:
I'm not a practicing healthcare professional or scientist, just someone who's been interested in preventive nutrition most of my life. While I've gathered information from countless sources over the years, some of the ones I trust and recommend most can be found at antiaging experts and health resources.
Finding the diet that works best for your health will take some trial and error. The more information you have, though, the better you'll be able to choose foods that work best for you. Whatever type of diet you end up with, antioxidant foods should play a significant part. Let me help you find ways to get more of them every day.
I consider superfoods and nutritional supplements as terrific add-ons to an already-healthy diet. You'll find my recommendations throughout this website. I'm very selective about the companies that I promote. They all have a reputation for quality and many of them actively support green technology, fair-trade practices and sustainable, organic agriculture.
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