Electrochemistry Layer A March 25, 2013 Mrs. Wilson Sadia Rahmani Antioxidants
What is an antioxidant? Anti – Against Oxidant – Oxidation
Antioxidants Antioxidants are molecules in the body that work to prevent the body from oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress Weak Bond Free Radicals Chain Reaction…
Prevention Various forms of Cancer Heart Disease Several types of diseases Arthritis Immune dysfunction Other chronic conditions
Research: Antioxidants “In one recent study, the addition of a polyphenol-rich blueberry gel to the diet of oral cancer patients prevented recurrence of the cancer. Another experiment demonstrated that increased levels of selenium in the diets of a group of HIV-positive patients significantly delayed progression of the disease” (SolmazBarazesh, Penn State).
Common Antioxidants Vitamin E Vitamin C Beta-carotene Selenium The common antioxidants are found in the following foods: Nuts, broccoli, vegetable oils, kiwi, avocado, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables and the list goes on.
Benefits to Humans Gets rid of free radicals Benefits different parts of the body in different ways Can decrease evidence of aging
Risks to human health Over consumption of any antioxidants lead to side effects. Examples: Vitamin E:Over consumption causes: nausea, headaches… gastrointestinal bleeding, blurred vision Calcium: Stomach problems and kidney stones.
Thank you Remember: Always have your Antioxidants but don’t have too much!
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