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Antioxidants


This comm. has been kind of dead lately. :(  But I'm hoping some of you still check here, as I have a question for everyone.

What is everybody's opinon on antioxidants? (polyphenols, ascorbic acid, lycopene, carotenes, etc)
Are they important to you? And if so, how many do you try to get in a week/month/day? And from what sources?

Just curious :)

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vinyl__
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
i don't go out of my way to have a certain amount, but i do think about it when i eat certain things as a way of kind of making it okay for me to eat. does that make sense? like i'm supposed to be reintroducing pastas but i haaaate carbs, so i buy this brand of spaghetti that has tons of added calcium and fiber, to make it "okay."
g_alactic
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
I can relate to that, cancelling out part of the carbohydrates by adding in more nutritious ingredients. I do that all the time when I cook. Do you ever go out of your way to get a certain amount of any specific vitamin/nutrient?
vinyl__
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
I used to add fiber often, since I wasn't eating enough to trigger bowel movements. Now the most I do is take extra calcium and vitamin D.
__goldberry__
Dec. 10th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
Raw organic cocoa. Yum and VERY low in calories. I make Hot Chocolate with it with hot water and soy milk and a little sweetener.
eternalstarlite
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
that sounds so yummy!
g_alactic
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
seconded, that sounds delicious!
fattyana
Feb. 1st, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
There's a company called Green & Black's that makes a hot chocolate mix very similar to that, which I love.

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Blacks-Organic-Chocolate-Drink/dp/B000YXYMWK

It has this nice, real dark chocolate taste to it because it's mostly raw cocoa. So it gets really creamy just from it melting, even with water (how I make it). Soooo good.
kayraven
Dec. 10th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
it is important to me, but not to such a large scale. i do drink plenty green tea and some coffee, eat berries, fruits high in antioxidants, dark chocolate. all where there are supposed to be natural antioxidants. but I don't go too heavy on carbs and am a vegetarian so no seafood :)
sillyflowers
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
I am not anorexic.. so i don't know if you want my opinion.

but:
I try to ensure that I eat enough fiber.
vitamin c - through fruits, and veggies
vit B6 is important. but i don't concentrate on them
well all vits are important.. each have very specific benefits.

My prof said that (concerning a person with a healthy diet) the only supplements people should take is Omega 3 - the fish oil and vit D <-depending on the time of the year and wear you live ;)
He said supplementation for vit c was not necessary, and vit e could cause toxification.

I only take the Omega3's as supplements.
g_alactic
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
Interesting - I've heard a lot about the omega-3 and fish oil supplements, but I've never used them. I used to eat a lot of fish (particularly salmon) but haven't been as much. Perhaps I'll add that to my supplements :)
fattyana
Feb. 1st, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
I use a product called Vega Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend.

http://www.cosmosveganshoppe.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VEEFA

For some reason, it tastes perfect to me with this spinach linguine that I got from Whole Foods. So, that's really the only way I use it, but I'm sure it would be good on salads and such, too. When I run out of the vinaigrette I'm currently using, I think I will try it that way, too.
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