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Again, Why Whole Foods are Usually Better…

An interesting article and study from an exercise kinesiology researcher at UNC.  Turns out that free radicals aren’t all doom and gloom.  They are actually a part of a complex signaling network that tells your body how to properly adapt to a bout of exercise.  Those who choose to take antioxidant supplements to “fight free radicals” may actually putting themselves more at a deficit than an advantage.

And the author’s ultimate recommendation?  “In conclusion, if you have a well-balanced diet and if you exercise routinely, you probably do not need antioxidant supplementation. If your diet is not well-balanced, consider adding enough fruits and vegetables to obtain your natural antioxidants.”

Fruits and Veggies 1, Supplements 0

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