Beer Antioxidants: Xanthohumol

by on January 16, 2013
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This post is something near and dear to my heart, beer. We’ve all heard about the fantastic antioxidants in red wine; namely resveratrol. However, beer has the potential to equal or exceed red wine in antioxidant potential. We’re not talking about your mass produced “Lite” beers. No, we’re talking extremely hoppy and dark beers with robust and bitter tastes. I would tell you to stop reading now if, unlike me, you make a sour face at seeing, smelling and tasting such things as stouts, porters, strong IPA’s, cloudy unfiltered brews and their ilk. However, like red wine there may be an alternative in supplement form.

Astaxanthin Supplementation

by on July 10, 2012
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Astaxanthin has become an immensely popular supplement in recent years with a variety of products appearing on the market. I’ve previously addressed the general potential health benefits of astaxanthin and some generalities about doses.

Recently, “Hi-Potency” astaxanthin products have appeared on the market. The consumer may be confused as to whether the higher potency products are right for them.

Hibiscus for Hypertension

by on April 8, 2012
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We all know the negative health consequences from high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is referred to as the “silent killer” since often no physical symptoms appear while damage accumulates to organ systems eventually resulting in a health crisis. The red flowers of the Hibiscus tree offer promise to those looking for natural alternatives to prescription drugs used to treat hypertension. Hibiscus has been used for centuries as a folk medicine in the tropics for hypertension. In this post, I will discuss the use of Hibiscus to lower blood pressure.

Astaxanthin Antioxidant

by on February 10, 2011
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There is a relatively new supplement on the market that has many beneficial properties toward human health, but has existed in nature for eons. Due to its potent antioxidant activity it has been shown to be protective against cardiovascular disease, to benefit the immune system, has anti-cancer properties especially prostate cancer, and fights inflammation of joints. It’s called “astaxanthin”.



Easy to Make Antioxidant Rich Fat-Burning Cocktail

by on January 21, 2011
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I would like to share with my readers an easy to make cocktail chock full of antioxidants and fat burning ingredients. No fancy juicers or blenders are needed and the ingredients are readily available from your local supermarket. Start your New Year with this healthy delicious drink.

Maximizing the Antioxidant Power of Tea, Coffee, Cacao and Wine

by on December 16, 2010
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Some of our favorite indulgent beverages have recently been shown to be good for our health. This is due to their rich antioxidant content. However, there are certain procedures in selection and preparation of these beverages that must be followed to maximize their antioxidant content. The following article provides tips for maximizing the antioxidant content of tea, coffee, cacao and wine.

Start with Quality Ingredients

  • The general rule is you get what you pay for; don’t buy cheap, bulk products

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