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Sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) SGS is the most potent, long-acting antioxidant found in food. It is found in many broccoli varieties and some broccoli family plants: cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts. Broccoli seed extract contains the most concentrated form of this antioxidant. Curcumin Curcumin is the principle active molecule in the vivid, orange-yellow spice turmeric. It acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and aids your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself by supporting chemical pathways in the liver. Curcumin is best absorbed from turmeric cooked with fats, like in curry with a coconut base. Resveratrol Resveratrol is the antioxidant found in red grape skin that provides many of the health benefits touted in drinking red wine. It is known for its anti-aging properties, including blood vessel protection, liver protection and reducing inflammation. The more stress the grapes endure during the growth process, the higher the resveratrol content is. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Drinking green tea lowers cancer rates and atherosclerosis (a process of damage and plaquing in the arteries), helps increase the speed at which calories are burned and enhances weight loss. EGCG is one of the most abundant and well-understood antioxidants in green tea. Bioflavonoids Bioflavonoids pigment plants and are found in high amounts in berries, including blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries and raspberries. It is important for blood vessel health, vision, the immune system and connective tissues. Including fresh or frozen berries in your diet is an easy way to boost your antioxidant intake. Lifelong Journey • JULY 2019â€

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Special Sections - Lifelong Journey July 2019  

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Special Sections - Lifelong Journey July 2019  

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