Fact Sheet: Free radicals, antioxidants and medical myths
Africa Check has an archive of fact-checks about the powers of antioxidants. We’ve debunked claims that antioxidants found in jackfruit, eggplant, and rooibos tea can prevent cancer while those in turmeric supposedly prevent brain damage by removing toxins from the brain. But antioxidants can be beneficial. So how can you tell the difference between the facts and false health advice…
Antioxidants in oxidative stress identified
The diseases that are associated with an excess of free radicals are all very serious but the prevention of these diseases is as easy as taking 5 to 8 different antioxidants
Role of free radicals, antioxidants in aetiology, management of diseases
Having been writing of those things such as water and food that man consumes for a long time, together with the benefits and adverse effects of these things, I have begun to see a trend.
Antioxidants and healthy living: the role of 100% fruit juice
In recent years, there has been a major change in consumption patterns and attitudes toward food. Nutritional emphasis has shifted from survival and hunger management to maintenance and promotion of better health.
Why eating ants, grasshoppers, silkworms protect against cancer
Eating ants and other insects could soon be recommended to protect against cancer, following a groundbreaking new study.
Moringa oleifera: The miracle, cure all plant
The moringa plant qualifies to be called a miracle tree and certain countries in Africa, Asia and Central America support their farmers to cultivate this plant to supply the much-needed nutrients for their citizens and money of course. Originally grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, the tree is more widely grown nowadays and there…
Tips on changing your diet to make them heart-healthy
The heart is such an important organ in the body that everything possible should be done to keep it working optimally all the time. The life and wellbeing of the individual depends on the good working condition of the heart always. Also, because of this importance, every human being and medical practitioners should have an…
Why You Should Eat Salads Everyday
Some people ask, why should we eat salads when there are other delicious, mouthwatering dishes to savour? Salads are rich vegetables and fruits that have nutritious and health benefits. The ingredients used in making salad include but not limited to carrot, cabbage, cucumber and tomato but who says you can't add yummy fruits like avocados…
Natural sources of antioxidants
I have written about the common antioxidants and I intend to present specific sources of them this week to help improve our diet. No matter how little, I believe that including these raw foods in your diet will bring about a lot more positive changes in your life.