May 7, 2024

How Do You Eat Antioxidants? Watch This!

You can choose foods that fight free-radicals and the damage they do to your cells. Watch this video to learn how to eat antioxidants. ANTIOXIDANT Antioxidant compounds prevent and repair oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals. Recipes that include antioxidant ingredients are below.   Here are some antioxidant-rich recipes: Strawberry-Almond Cake Spicy Chickpea Burgers Vegetable Quesadillas Aztec Berry Salad Tandoori Spice Mix Marrakesh Spice Mix Learn more about the FoodTrients’ how antioxidant foods help slow down aging from our nutritionist Ginger Hultin: Antioxidants Help Slow Down Premature Aging  
April 24, 2023

Antioxidants Help Slow Down Premature Aging

Antioxidants have multiple roles in the body and one of the most studied is the ability to reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a natural process and a result of cells doing their jobs, whether that is creating energy, detoxifying the body, digesting food, breathing, thinking, or exercising. If the balance of oxidative stress gets too high it can cause damage to cells. This is where antioxidants come in; they protect your cells, preventing and repairing damage caused by oxidative stress. This balance is what keeps cells healthy and prevents damage that comes along naturally with living and aging. The […]
August 30, 2022

How Do Antioxidants Work in the Body?

Your mother was right when she insisted you eat all your vegetables at dinnertime before moving on to dessert. Virtually every fruit and vegetable contains antioxidants. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans are so good for our bodies, because they contain a host of antioxidants that can be broken down into multiple categories. I thought it would be helpful to highlight a few of those subcategories here. Lycopene – found in tomatoes, lycopene is more bioavailable when cooked, which is why so many nutritionists recommend tomato paste or tomato sauce. Polyphenols -There are thousands of phenolic compounds in food including: […]
September 18, 2018

Antioxidants Protect Against Cartilage Damage

An article appearing September 12, 2018 in Science Translational Medicine adds evidence to the role of
April 23, 2018

Antioxidants Kick Butt When It Comes To Aging

Antioxidants are one of the 8 age-defying benefits we look for in the foods we highlight in my cookbooks and on FoodTrients. My goal is to create delicious dishes packed with the nutrients that help us look and feel younger, and antioxidants are an important part of many of my recipes. So what exactly are antioxidants? Virtually every fruit and vegetable contains antioxidants, and antioxidants are powerful phytonutrients that help our bodies fight free radicals. Free radicals damage the body’s cells and are a major contributor to loss of cognitive function and the diseases of aging. When we eat antioxidant-rich […]
November 15, 2017

Can a Mushroom a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Another day, another superfood elevated to the canon and, for once, it is something most of us already eat
May 21, 2017

Spinach Strawberry Booster Smoothie

When you need a quick boost, this simple and delicious smoothie is sure to hit the spot. An easy on-the-go breakfast or post-workout treat, this healthful beverage is packed with antioxidants for recovery and protein for satiety and energy. Smoothies with greens in them don’t have to taste gritty; instead be sure to flavor your greens appropriately with the essence of vanilla and fruit. Balancing a smoothie with protein is key but there are options other than protein powder to do the trick. Whole food sources such as yogurt offers protein while choosing a plain variety of either dairy or […]
April 18, 2017

Antioxidants And Lung Cancer Connection

A study reported on February 28, 2017 in  Frontiers in Oncology reveals an association between increased intake of carotenoids and vitamin C and a lower risk of lung cancer. Martine Shareck and colleagues utilized data from a study that involved 1,105 cases of lung cancer and 1,449 subjects without the disease. Subjects were queried concerning the intake of 49 fruits and vegetables during the two years prior to cancer diagnosis or the date of the interview, and responses were analyzed for the intake of alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lycopene and vitamin C. Among those whose intake of alpha carotene […]
May 11, 2016

How Grace O Creates Her Recipes

I start creating a recipe only after I find a fruit or grain or spice that has something beneficial to offer