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Dr Oz and anti-oxidants

Dr Oz, aging and “auntie oxidants”

When having a lemon and using it is a good thing…

Apples demonstrate the purpose of antioxidants. Source – Oprah.com; Muriella’s Corner online newsletter

Your change to a newer, healthier life starts in your refrigerator. The first thing you need in there is plenty of foods rich in antioxidants.

But what are antioxidants? Why are they so good for anti-aging?

To explain, Dr. Oz compares apples to apples—one half of this apple was sprinkled with lemon juice and the other was not. While the lemony half remains new and crisp-looking, the untreated half becomes brown and shriveled because of exposure to oxygen, also called oxidation. “The same thing happens to our skin, to our heart, to our eyes,” Dr. Oz says. “All of our bodies need to have the antioxidants.”

As their name implies, antioxidants do to your body what the lemon juice does to an apple—help prevent the damage caused by oxygen exposure.

While lemons do have some anti-aging benefits—similar to onions—Dr. Oz says there are several foods that are much more potent. Read More Here on Oprah.com

There is a lot of discussion on antioxidants, those rascal free radicals, alkaliniity, ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) etc., etc. David Wolfe (aka Mr Avocado) joins in throwing some light on these terms and issues and help us understand in more depth the importance of dealing with free radicals and of taking in antioxidants.

Read more about this in Muriella’s Corner

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Comments on: "Dr Oz and anti-oxidants" (1)

  1. That’s great info. We have learned a lot in the past few years about how to measure antioxidants and their ORAC values, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

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