Since current research on antioxidants has moved beyond the simple messages we see in so many articles and books discussing nutrition, what do researchers actively working in the field say about healthy eating choices?
In this series on antioxidants featuring video interviews with respected researchers Navindra Seeram, PhD and Alan Crozier, PhD, we’ve noted that most of the plant compounds hailed as antioxidants based on laboratory tests are actually poorly absorbed out of the digestive tract. They are broken down to other compounds, however, that can be absorbed. Animal and human studies suggest that consuming polyphenol-rich foods and drinks offers potential to protect our health through a variety of mechanisms that extend far beyond antioxidant effects. Here, in our final interview segment, Dr. Seeram and Dr. Crozier share what excites them about today’s research, and what it means for healthy eating choices.
Following the video, read on for practical take-home tips to amp up the healthfulness of your eating.
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Do you know more today than you did a year ago? Hopefully the answer is yes. Prostate cancer researchers are learning more all the time, too. Some choices that once seemed to have potential to reduce risk of prostate cancer, based on research available at the time, are no longer recommended in light of today’s stronger research. At best, they appear ineffective for most men, and at worst, show potential for posing risk of their own.
It’s national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s look at three areas in which steps once identified as potentially protective are no longer advised for most men.