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5 Botanicals to Boost Antioxidant Power

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5 Botanicals to Boost Antioxidant Power

We all have heard that certain botanicals, herbs, etc., are antioxidant in their actions, but what actually are antioxidants?

As the name implies, antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts. Oxidative stress occurs when the production of harmful molecules called free radicals is beyond the protective capability of the antioxidant defenses. Here is an article that gives great detail on antioxidants and some suggestions for them; but beyond these recommendations there are some botanicals in the news lately that may be extremely valuable, especially when combined to combat oxidative stress.

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.

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1:21AM PST on Nov 10, 2014

thanks for help..

11:12PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

thanks..

10:01PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

8:55PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

Thank you

4:08AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

i m lucky........

1:36AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

thanks for help::::)

11:56PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

helpful, thanks

11:36PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

Great, thank you!

10:55PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

good one..

3:59AM PST on Nov 3, 2014

thanks for help..

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