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Signs of Oxidative Stress

Signs of Oxidative Stress Oxidative stress occurs when the production of free radicals outstrips the body’s ability to neutralize them. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can change the original structure of DNA and proteins in our body thus causing pathological processes and diseases. Some of the diseases appearing as a result of these changes are Alzheimer’s disease, heart diseases, cardiovascular diseases, inflammations, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis, emphysema, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), autoimmune diseases, and even cancer. […]

What Are the Health Benefits of Beet Juice?

What Are the Health Benefits of Beet Juice? Beetroots belong to a group of super foods that have huge benefits to our health. Many studies confirm the benefits of drinking beet juice. The most positive effects are seen in improving heart health. Namely, beetroots are widely known for its detoxifying influence on our body as well as on our blood vessels. It decreases the LDL cholesterol and purify the bloodstream. Various researches have shown the benefits of beet juice on […]

How to Increase Intake of Antioxidants

How to Increase Intake of Antioxidants Antioxidants are essential in a defense system and work against the free radicals. They have an ability to neutralize negative effects of free radicals on our health. According to medical experts, activities of free radicals can significantly damage our cells and can cause irreversible changes in our DNA. They are a frequent cause of many diseases like cardiovascular diseases, various forms of cancer, sterility, liver disease, etc. New researches show their influence on speeding […]

Benefits of Berries for Heart Health

Benefits of Berries for Heart Health Although tinny and small in size, berries are powerful fruit that can fight against many chronic diseases, even cancer. They are rich in vitamin C (especially strawberries), flavonoids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants; they show as excellent as preventive agents for many diseases. They are good allies in losing weight because they hydrate and nourish our bodies without the intake of unnecessary calories. Frequently, the greatest enemy in weight loss is toxins. No matter how wonderful […]

Is Wine Really That Good for Your Health?

Is Wine Really That Good for Your Health? We all know that the wine has beneficial effects on our health, when it is consumed moderately. For men, moderately means one or two 4-ounce glasses of wine per day. The one study, conducted on a group of men with a high cardiovascular risk, at the University of Barcelona in Spain, showed that the red wine has very positive effects on men’s health. However, the effects of the two groups of men […]

Eating Habits after 40s

Eating Habits after 40s If you are a man in your 40s, and going through the middle age crise or you have just left it behind, it is a good time to redefine your values, find your new perspective in life and find more satisfaction in your everyday life. Despite the increased requests you can experience from the family, career, society or yourself, you can use this transition period for your own benefit and find more joy if you accept […]

What is a Super Food

“What is a Super Food” “What is a Super Food ?” Slimming down, toning up and keeping healthy is a common goal among men, especially when bringing in the New Year. But it takes more than just working out to get the desired body. Nutrition plays a critical role in this process and recently many men are turning towards “super food” to help them along the way. First, what is a super food ? Currently there is no official medical definition. […]

What are Antioxidants?

What are Antioxidants?   You may have heard the term “antioxidants” and that they are good for us but you may wonder exactly what are antioxidants and what do they do? An excellent article in News Medical explains all:  “An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent.” What are Antioxidants? “Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start […]

Introduction – Antioxidants

FREE RADICALS Free radicals tend to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, which leads to infections and a hoard of degenerative diseases including heart disease and cancer. Even though free radicals tend to exist for a very short period of time in Microseconds, even in this short period of time they can do their damage. Introduction – Antioxidants     Due to biochemical processes occurring in the body, it is normal for free radicals to be present in […]