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The Green Tea Benefits

Discover The Health Benefits Of Green Tea The green tea benefits ranges from weight loss, to rejuvenating your skin, boosting metabolism, to even helping fight off degenerative disease. Green tea is made from the leaves from Camellia sinensis.  Green tea by itself is a potent source of healthy antioxidants known as catechins. One of the things that green tea has ... Read More »

Vitamin C Side Effects

The Vitamin C side effects may surprise you. The upper limit for adults is around 2000mg (2 g) per day and the side effects of Vitamin C start at doses of more than 2,000mg. The side effects include upset stomach, cramping, and diarrhea. For the most part those are the most commonly occurring side effects of Vitamin C. But wait… ... Read More »

The Definition of Free Radicals

Here is the simplest definition of free radicals… Free radicals are things, or molecules, which has an extra electron all by itself. Okay, that was a cruel joke on my part. But let’s break out the magnifying glass and go over an easier version of the definition of free radicals. In the field of chemistry there are tons of free ... Read More »

The Best Sources of Antioxidants

So you want to know where to get the best sources of antioxidants? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here I go over the various good sources of antioxidants, how you get them, and why combining antioxidant rich foods with a supplement will allow you to get the most bang for your buck. Side note: From personal experience, a ... Read More »

The Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A As An Antioxidant Yes, one of the Vitamin A benefits is that it acts as an antioxidant. But it’s not exactly Vitamin A that’s acting as the antioxidant… it’s the carotenes. Let me explain. Carotenes (i.e. beta carotene, alpha carotene) are the precursor of Vitamin A and are found in plant sources (i.e. carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin). And ... Read More »

Facts On Vitamin C

Here are some interesting facts on Vitamin C: Also known as Ascorbic Acid Sometimes used as a preservative – if you see “ascorbic acid” towards the end of the ingredients list then chances are it is used as a preservative (i.e. cured meats, candies) Most mammals can synthesize vitamin C inside their body by themselves. But humans cannot & neither ... Read More »

Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits

The Importance and Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid (aka lipoic acid and thioctic acid) is considered a “universal antioxidant” since it works in both water and fat. This means that alpha lipoic acid can penetrate fatty tissues of cells (ie neurons and the nervous system) as well as the part of cells made up of water (ie ... Read More »

Food Ingredients To Avoid

Some known (and unknown) food ingredients and additives to avoid Saw an article from NaturalNews.com on food ingredients you should avoid like the plague. Some of these are pretty obviously, some downright surprised me! Listed below are either important to know or surprised me. You can check out the entire article here. Acrylamides – These are formed when carbohydrates are ... Read More »

What Is Vitamin A

What Does Vitamin A Do Let’s talk about what is Vitamin A and what does Vitamin A do. Some of this may get slightly technical but it will provide you with some good background Vitamin A information. So what is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin… similar to Vitamin E. This means it uses fat in order to ... Read More »