Minute Myth Busting: All Antioxidants Are The Same

There’s a war going inside your body. It’s the war against oxidative stress. Free radicals are the enemies and antioxidants are the soldiers on the front line. They protect your body by neutralizing free radicals that attack from all fronts including internal and external sources such as visceral fat, poor diet, smoke, sun exposure, and pollution. Just as different soldiers have specialized skills in war (think pilots, medics, or tank drivers), antioxidants also have various roles in which Continue reading →

Green Tea May Add to Protection Against UV Rays

Just in time to battle the scorching summer sun, new research shows that drinking or supplementing with green tea may help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that scavenge harmful free radicals in the body and, as new research reports, on the skin. Researchers from the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany found that "consumption of dietary flavonoids from tea may confer photoprotection and improve skin quality." Published in this month's issue Continue reading →