Nutrition & Health
282 views | +0 today
Follow
Nutrition & Health
Curating articles on #food, #nutrition, #health including related topics such as #malnutrition #obesity #diabetes #foodlabeling #stunting #supplements. #biofortified, #omega-3s. Senior editor/curator - Margaret Carroll Boardman Ph.D.
Curated by GR2Food
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by GR2Food
Scoop.it!

What's An 'Antioxidant'? 92 Percent Of Americans Can't Tell You

What's An 'Antioxidant'? 92 Percent Of Americans Can't Tell You | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

1 August 2013, PRNewswire, MonaVie -- "What's An 'Antioxidant'? 92 Percent Of Americans Can't Tell You. Recent Survey Shows People Are Incapable of Defining or Finding This Dietary Necessity.

 

"Antioxidant" is a healthy living buzzword that we hear almost every day.  Top nutritionists, trainers, and health professionals emphasize the importance of antioxidants in maintaining overall health, yet most Americans are still unclear about this life-saving molecule.  A new survey for MonaVie, a leading nutritional products company, by Wakefield Research reveals that a whopping 92 percent of respondents could not give an accurate description when asked what an antioxidant is.  Compounding that result, 91 percent could not recognize one or more sources of foods rich in antioxidants, even though 75 percent of Americans say they actively try to eat foods full of these nutritional molecules.  Overall, the survey exposed Americans as misinformed and confused about this vital diet need.  

 

So what are antioxidants and why are they important?  Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals, different molecules which can damage living cells.  Free radicals result from oxidation, a natural process which occurs when we digest food, exercise, or simply breathe in and out. Living in environments with pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides also increases free radical production.  The more free radicals in the body, the more opportunity there is for illness and premature aging to occur. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body, thus keeping the body in a healthier, more balanced state.

 

"Research links over 100 diseases to a high free radical and a low antioxidant count, yet people don't know that they can take a proactive stance against this risk[1]," states Mark Macdonald, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Body Confidence,and MonaVie spokesperson.  "Based on the standard level of nutrients an average person requires, a large portion of the population is not consuming enough antioxidant-rich foods.[2]  Antioxidants act as the body's own bodyguard.  There are convenient, easy ways to alleviate this deficiency, such as taking MonaVie antioxidant rich juices which guarantees you'll get a consistent, daily recommended serving of these powerful nutrients."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GR2Food
Scoop.it!

Be Berry Aware Campaign Helps Educate Cranberry Lovers

Be Berry Aware Campaign Helps Educate Cranberry Lovers | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

23 May 2013, PRNewsWire --  A newly launched consumer education campaign called Be Berry Aware is helping consumers identify high quality cranberry juices that pack the nutritional benefits they have come to expect from this flavorful beverage.  Most people know that cranberries have a multitude of health benefits, but many consumers don't know which cranberry juices actually have a significant amount of cranberry content.  The Be Berry Aware campaign aims to arm consumers with information that will allow them to make informed buying decisions the next time they are looking for an authentic, high quality, high content cranberry juice.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GR2Food
Scoop.it!

Dr Pepper cuts 7UP antioxidant content to settle US class action

Dr Pepper cuts 7UP antioxidant content to settle US class action | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

22 July 2013, FoodNavigator USA, Ben Bouckley -- "Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) is settling a US court case over the use and marketing of antioxidants in 7UP and has cut them from drinks, while paying plaintiff lawyers $237,500 in fees."

more...
No comment yet.