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DESCRIPTION: Antioxidant intake from foods (not supplements) is associated with lower cancer risk.
But should we take a multivitamin? See Should We Take a Multivitamin?(https://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-we-take-a-multivitamin)
What about fish oil supplements? Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-fish-oil-just-snake-oil)
I recently covered how and why we should strive to eat antioxidants with every meal in an important three-part series:
1. Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/minimum-recommended-daily-allowance-of-antioxidants/)
2. How to Reach the Antioxidant “RDA” (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-reach-the-antioxidant-rda/)
3. Antioxidant Rich Foods With Every Meal (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidant-rich-foods-with-every-meal/)
Preferentially getting one’s nutrients from produce not pills is a common theme in the nutrition literature. See, for example:
• Are Iron Pills Good for You? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-iron-pills-good-for-you/)
• Can Folic Acid Be Harmful? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-folic-acid-be-harmful/)
• Produce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/produce-not-pills-to-increase-physical-attractiveness/)
• Greens vs. Glaucoma (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/greens-vs-glaucoma/)
• Cranberries versus Cancer (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cranberries-versus-cancer/)
• Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/prunes-vs-metamucil-vs-vegan-diet/)
• Optimal Phytosterol Source (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-phytosterol-source/)
Antioxidants may also slow aging (https://nutritionfacts.org/videos/mitochondrial-theory-of-aging/), reduce inflammation (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-antioxidants/), improve digestion (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/bulking-up-on-antioxidants/), and help prevent COPD (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/preventing-copd-with-diet/). So where are antioxidants found? See my series that starts with Antioxidant Content of 3139 Foods (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidant-content-of-3139-foods/) and Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidant-power-of-plant-foods-versus-animal-foods/).
What about the role of antioxidants in other leading causes of death? That’s the subject of my next video, Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease.
Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at https://nutritionfacts.org/video/food-antioxidants-and-cancer/ and he’ll try to answer it!
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Post time: Feb-11-2017