Why the antioxidant myth is too easy to swallow

‘Blueberries best be eaten because they taste good, not because their consumption will lead to less cancer.’

Are people hooked on a fallacy that antioxidant is a byword for healthy?  Is it because the truth is less appealing? A controversial Nobel laureate has stated in a peer-reviewed paper he described as “among my most important work”, that antioxidant supplements “may have caused more cancers than they have prevented”.

 

 

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Chocolate Healthier Than Fruit: Study

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Researchers found that chocolates contain more healthy plant compounds and antioxidants, gram-for-gram, than fruit juice.

Chocoholics, you can now gorge on your favourite treat without a sense of guilt, for scientists have claimed that it’s actually healthier than many fruit.  Not only that, but chocolate is being heralded as the latest “super food” by the scientists who carried out a study.

 

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Black Rice is the New Cancer-Fighting Superfood

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Black rice is low in sugar but packed with healthy fiber and plant compounds that combat heart disease and cancer.

Black rice – revered in ancient China but overlooked in the West – could be the greatest ‘superfoods’, scientists revealed today.  The cereal is low in sugar but packed with healthy fibre and plant compounds that combat heart disease and cancer, say experts.

 

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Eating Too Many Superfoods Could Be Harmful

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Superfoods such as broccoli, lentils and blueberries could be harmful if consumed in large quantities, according research into the impact of the antioxidants they contain. Scientists have found that too much of the superfoods could mean an imbalance between the number of antioxidants – which slow damage to muscles and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer – and pro-oxidants.

 

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Antioxidants From Acai Berry Absorbed By Body

Antioxidants From Acai Berry Absorbed By Body 

 Brazilian Acai Berry

A Brazilian palm berry, popular health food though little research has been done on it, now may have its purported benefits better understood. In the first research involving people, the acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry has proven its ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed both as juice and pulp. That finding, by a team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists, was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Study: Antioxidants Do Not Prolong Life

Study: Antioxidants Do Not Prolong Life

A controversial study shows vitamins do not prolong life and some are even harmful

Popular vitamin supplements are swallowed by millions of people in the belief that they will prolong their life expectancy, but according to a new research they may actually be harmful and could increase risk of death.

The review of studies found no evidence that the nutrition supplements extend life.
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