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The Protective Power of Antioxidants

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So you’ve been eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine for their antioxidant health benefits, but do you know exactly how they’re helping your body? And what other foods and supplements contain them?

Like glutamine or other amino acids, antioxidants are thought to protect your body from wear and tear. They work in different ways: while glutamine acts as fuel, antioxidants defend against damage on a molecular level.

Because of how antioxidants work—by adhering to damaging atoms called free radicals—they are thought to help combat cancer, intercept the damage of environmental pollution, and prevent age-related degenerative disease.
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Ben Greenfield On Supplements, Sleep, and Joint Health

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Last week personal trainer and fitness expert Ben Greenfield very generously supplied us with detailed answers to your questions from an awesome Webinar (Damage Control: How To Be Extremely Active Without Destroying Your Body.)

He gave so much information that we split it into two parts. Check out last week’s post to see what Ben had to say on important topics around sports nutrition. In the second half, Ben tackles questions about supplements, sleep, and joint health. Don’t be fooled! These aren’t your everyday tips. For example, he wears a special device on his wrist to better connect his body to the earth’s magnetic field and help with things like sleep and hormones.

Intrigued? Read on!

 

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.