- Q What is uric acid?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineUric acid is the most abundant liquid antioxidant you have and accounts for as much as two-thirds of all free radical scavenging capacity in the blood. Although uric acid may be able to help prevent damage from a stroke, it can do a real number on your... Full Answer
- Q What are the health benefits of flavonoids?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineOnly approximately 16 choices in nutrition have been shown to make a difference in mortality rates; consumption of flavonoids is one. Flavonoids decrease the rate of arterial and immune aging. These substances are like vitamins but, unlike... Full Answer
- Q How do antioxidants reduce inflammation?
Ashley Koff, Nutrition & DieteticsAnything that reduces oxidation reduces inflammation, and anything that reduces inflammation reduces oxidation. That's partly why antioxidants are so important. These unselfish nutrients (including vitamins C, A, and E) donate electrons to free radicals,... Full Answer