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12 Free Radical Fighting Antioxidant Foods!



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Posted by Erin Peck – Healthy eating! #Weightloss

You’ve heard the argument for getting your 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but maybe you need another reason to choose an apple over a Snickers bar and steamed veggies over buttered bread. In addition to weight loss, clearer skin, and a better feeling body, fruits and vegetables contain natural antioxidants that fight aging. The free radical theory of aging states that we age because our cells accumulate free radical damage from exposure to smoking, air pollutants, the sun, and chemicals. To fight premature aging of the cells you can eat foods high in antioxidants that counteract and fight free radicals.

Next time you go shopping toss these antioxidant rich foods in your basket and eat to good health!

1. Broccoli

This tree-like veggie is known in the health community for providing the most concentrated source of vitamin C, a premier antioxidant nutrient. Vitamin C provides support of the body’s oxygen metabolism and lowers the risk of chronic inflammation and cancer risk. If that wasn’t enough, broccoli contains several carotenoids, which function as key antioxidants.

2. Apricots

You may skip over these fruits, but apricots pack a powerful punch of antioxidants including carotenoids and vitamin A, which is needed for cell growth and immune system function. This fruit is also good for your vision, full of potassium, and contains a healthy serving of fiber.

3. Raspberries

These fruits may already be your favorite topping for yogurt and granola or a sweet treat after dinner, but these small berries provide the body with specific antioxidants that can’t be found in any other food. In addition to high levels of vitamin C and anthocanines, raspberries contain ellagitannins, which make up 50 percent of a raspberries antioxidant effect.

4. Cherries

This tiny fruit is packed full of queritrin and ellagic acid, which fight off the body’s cancerous cells to prevent cancer from developing. Try to eat an organic version of this fruit or drink cherry juice for your daily dose of these cancer-fighting antioxidants.


5. Watermelon

Contrary to the popular belief that this water-packed summer treat is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food that is full of antioxidants. This melon is full of vitamin C and lycopene, which is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

6. Artichokes

This yummy vegetable contains some of the most powerful, polyphenol antioxidants including quercetin, which fights against cancer and heart disease, rutin which is anti inflammatory and anti-allergenic, and anthocyanins that help with urinary tract health, memory function, and graceful aging.

7. Blueberries

Probably one of the most commonly known antioxidant rich foods, these berries do pack a powerful punch of health, especially considering their small size. One cup of natural, wild blueberries contains more antioxidant capacity than 20 other fruits and vegetables. For blueberries their antioxidant power comes from the blue pigment in the berries, which protects against inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease, and other degenerative diseases.

8. Spinach

This leafy green is already loved for its high levels of fiber, potassium, and multiple vitamins. In addition to being full of healthy goodness, spinach is full of the carotenoids luten and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes from damage, fight against cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

9. Kidney Beans

You may already love beans as a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients, but kidney beans are also exceptionally rich in flavonoids, a class of antioxidants that helps fight aging and the presence of free radicals in the body.

10. Oranges

You may already know that oranges are high in vitamin C, but this particular vitamin is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body. It works to prevent damage inside and outside the cells to prevent colon cancer. In addition it can reduce the severity of inflammatory conditions like asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Good News About Cancer!



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Posted by Kate Oakwood – Molly – The colors are cool, and I really like the font. It can easily grab your attention and keep you reading with all of the interesting facts that it includes. #Cancer #Prevention
Within the unseen sphere of medical science (that is, the world of bench research), we find that cures and prevention of a number of common cancers already exist — even for advanced metastatic (spreading) cancers.
Medical oncologists are trained to juggle chemotherapy agents and use radiation, yet they have little interest in medical knowledge outside of these areas. Most orthodox medical journals admit that for major cancers, these traditional treatments have been failures, because their widespread use hasn’t changed mortality rates.
However, buried in hundreds of medical research journals are studies that have demonstrated the ability of natural compounds to prevent cancer and even cure many advanced cancers. For example, studies are finding that vitamin D3, in high doses, can kill breast cancers, prostate cancers, leukemia, lymphomas, brain tumors, and lung cancers — and it’s even more powerful as a preventive therapy.
One of the most horrifying, and unfortunately one of the most common, tumors in neurosurgery is the glioblastoma multiforme. This highly malignant brain tumor affects the glial cells — the non-nerve cells of the brain. Most who are diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme will die within 18 months.
After 40 years of attempting to treat this nasty tumor with every conceivable traditional therapy, death rates have not budged. However, current research reports that this tumor can be killed or controlled with high-dose vitamin D3, along with plant flavonoids (curcumin, quercetin) and adhering to a ketogenic (high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate) diet. 

These natural treatments are nontoxic, have few side effects, and have been shown to greatly enhance the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatments.
For example, the following natural substances have all been shown to make cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation:
• Curcumin
• Quercetin
• Ellagic acid
• Green tea polyphenols
• Resveratrol
• DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
At the same time, these natural therapies protect normal cells that surround the cancer, and shield the rest of the body from damage caused by the conventional treatments. This is especially important with the discovery that many chemotherapy agents damage the brain, particularly the parts that control learning, memory, and behavior.

Why Are Mangoes Good For You?



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Posted by Caitlin Cobb – Mangoes Health Benefits: Have a look at these 8 amazing health benefits of mangoes. #Weightloss #Mangoes