Free Radicals vs Antioxidants, and Who Should Win This Battle

Antioxidants and free radicals

We often hear and read about free radicals and antioxidants, but what exactly are they and how do they interact with one another?

I personally love digging into scientific articles and studies, especially when it comes to nutrition and health in general.

Learning more about free radicals and antioxidants is actually very enlightening, because they play such an important role in our health and well-being.
Antioxidants and free radicals appear to be fighting a non-stop battle against each other in our bodies. But who should win?

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The Importance of an Alkaline-Acid Balance

Acid and alkaline foods

Food that we consume, after being processed in the body, releases either an acid or an alkaline base into our blood. Food types like grains, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, and salt, produce acid. Food types that produce alkaline are typically fresh vegetables and fruits.

Consumption of acid producing food has dramatically increased and the consumption of alkaline producing foods has decreased in the last few decades, resulting in an alkaline-acid imbalance. This imbalance makes us much more vulnerable to disease, including cancer.

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Greek Yogurt, a Hype or the Real Deal?

Benefits of Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt has become very popular in recent years, but what exactly is it? And are the health benefits of Greek yogurt really so much better than regular yogurt?

Greek yogurt is basically yogurt that has been strained more extensively than regular yogurt, removing the liquid whey. Greek yogurt therefore has a much richer texture than regular or unstrained yogurt.

Because this straining process also removes some of the lactose, strained yogurt is lower in sugar and carbohydrates than unstrained, or less strained, yogurt.

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Bananas

Health benefits of bananas

Bananas are consumed mostly because of their delicious sweet flavors and because of the usually low price. I personally love adding bananas, either frozen or fresh, to my green smoothie recipes because bananas work really well with vegetables.

But bananas have very specific health benefits that other fruits don’t always offer. Let’s go through some of these surprising health benefits of bananas.

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