Antioxidants - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Antioxidants

Posted: Updated:
  • Wendy Damonte's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Request Remind Me 2 Kit

    Request a Remind Me 2 Kit

         More >>
  • 204 Units of Blood Donated During Give 2 Live Drive

    204 Units of Blood Donated During Give 2 Live Drive

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:40:57 GMT
    With your help, we collected more than 200 pints of blood during our 7th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive Monday inside the Atlantis Casino.More >>
    With your help, we collected more than 200 pints of blood during our 7th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive Monday inside the Atlantis Casino.More >>
  • New Court Fight Over Health Care Law

    New Court Fight Over Health Care Law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:49 GMT
    There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other.More >>
    There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other.More >>

Ashlea Potts always makes sure fruits and vegetables are on her shopping list.

"I've always loved them. My parents got lucky."

Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants that can boost the body's immune system.

But a new study finds there are some things antioxidants can't do.

"They looked at whether or not it reduced the rate of either dementia, Alzheimer's disease or stroke and unfortunately it did not do either," says Dr. Alan Lerner of University Hospitals Case Western Medical Center.

Harvard researchers followed more than 5,000 people over 14 years, tracking the food they ate. They found many got their antioxidants through coffee and tea.

"There is some suggestion that the source, actual what you eat, that not all antioxidants are created equal."

Doctors say eating fruits and vegetables is still the best source of antioxidants. And that getting plenty of those foods reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease and hypertension.

"The importance of a healthy balanced diet that tastes good cannot be underestimated."

At least half of Ashlea's diet is fruits and vegetables.

"It's really important to take care of my body."

She dances and acts so she says eating right is not only good for her health but for her work.

Broccoli, spinach, carrots, berries and apricots are all foods rich in antioxidants.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.