Preventing Brain Cell Damage
Antioxidants: substances that protect cells from damaged caused by free radicals.
Free radicals: unstable molecules produced by various chemical reactions in the body.
Mitochondria: the energy "batteries" in cells that make them go require oxygen. The purpose of our respiratory and circulatory system is to deliver oxygen to the tissues for use by the mitochondria, and to eliminate carbon dioxide.
Reactive oxygen species: chemically reactive species that contain oxygen, including superoxide, singlet oxygen, and hydrogen peroxide that can damage cells. As we age, free radicals increase and our bodies are less capable of scavenging them and breaking them down.
Oxidative stress: imbalance between the body's production of reactive oxygen species and its ability to detoxify these chemicals that causes damage to our cells - and the organs and tissues composed of those cells. If left unchecked, oxidative stress may lead to extreme cell damage [an invisible rusting like rust on our cars] and even cancer, due to damage to our DNA.
Antioxidants: Safeguard our cells by scavenging and inactivating free radicals and restore functioning to cells damaged by free radicals:
Vitamin C citrus fruits, dark green vegetables, red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, pineapples, cantalupes, mangoes, papayas, guavas.
Vitamin E vegetable oils - olive, soybean, corn, cottonwood, safflower, nuts, butters, seeds, whole grains, wheat germ, beans lentils, peas
Polyphenols blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pears, plums raspberries, straberries, broccoli, cabbage, onion, parsley, green tea, wine, and many plants.
Selenium [brazil nuts, brewer's yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, garlic, onions, etc.]
Beta-carotene [dark orange, red, yellow green of vegetables and fruit]
Flavanoids found in six thousand foods!
Diet Based Sources with high ORAC Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. USDA suggests consuming 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC per day.
Spice up your life!
Spices: ORAC score per 100 grams:
Myrtaceae [Native to Indonesia] 619,900 ORAC
Cloves, ground 290,283
Oregano, dried 175,295
Rosemary, dried 165,280
Thyme, dried 157,380
Cinnamon, ground 131,420
Turmeric, ground 127,068
Dried parsley 73,670
Fresh majoram 27,297
Fruits and Vegetables ORAC Prunes 6,000 to Eggplant 300
Juices: Highest ORAC Pomegranate, Acai, Blueberry, Concord grape, Green Tea, Red Wine
The best protection is to take charge of your health now, and reap the benefits for the rest of your life. "Treat your brain right while it's still healthy and you will extend the life of your mind and body for many years to come."Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, MD Geriatric Neurologist.
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