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Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Stroke | 0 comments

The mitochondria in cells produce energy. In the process they form reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species, also called free radicals or oxygen radicals are used in many metabolic processes that are essential to life. For example, they are are part of enzyme reactions in the body.  White blood cells, like neutrophils produce reactive oxygen...

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3 Myths About Dietary Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals

3 Myths About Dietary Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Blog | 7 comments

Did you know that around 23,000 emergency room visits a year are the result of reactions to dietary supplements? Or that spending on dietary supplements tops $30 billion (2011 figure)? What are dietary supplements anyway? The Food and Drug Administration defines dietary supplements as products that you take to add to the nutritional value of your diet. They...

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