An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols, ascorbic acid, or polyphenols.
Posts about Antioxidants
    • Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

      Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat by Todd Knoll on November 25, 2014 In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made.

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    • Yogen Früz: Save Your Calories During The Holidays!

      Yogen Früz: Save Your Calories During The Holidays! Craving pumpkin pie but not the calories that come with it this Thanksgiving? Look no further than Yogen Früz to get your pumpkin fix and still stay on track with your diet and fitness routine. I know from experience that with my lifestyle, craving desserts means one less tasting, glass of wine, or event attendance in order ...

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  • 6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

    …, this is a good find! 6 Tips to ensure fresh and flavorful olive oil Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). It’s the only pure and fresh olive oil that’s free of additives and incredibly flavorful. “Extra Virgin” is an indicator of quality and guarantees the olive oil shows beautifully, both on your nose and on your palate! Buy EVOI in an opaque bottle…

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  • Wine for World Diabetes Day

    … found in foods such as chocolate, tea, berries, and wine may help prevent type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids are plant pigments and act as antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are claimed to help with everything from asthma to hemorrhoids. Since flavonoids come from pigment you want to consume colorful foods (like red wine). Don't forget the dark chocolate and red wine tonight. I know I won't! …

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  • The Surprising Potential of Non-Alcoholic Wine

    … wine and see if the winemaking process and the product are as good as they seem. A Modern Method of Making a Non Alcoholic Wine Reverse Osmosis is becoming the preferred method of alcohol removal. There are 2 main processes for making non-alcoholic wine: vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis. Both of these processes start with real, actual…

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  • 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

    … Bouschet has some of the highest levels of antioxidants found in grapes around the world. In terms of flavor, Portuguese Alicante Bouschet has similarities to the smokiness and the richness of Aussie Shiraz, Lodi Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. FACT: Alicante Bouschet is a grape crossing that was created by botanist Henri Bouschet in Southern France…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Follyin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    … of Sliced Fresh Jalapeno and Chili Salt (Kosher Salt mixed with Chili Powder) reminds me of all the spunky women out there giving it their all to beat this nasty disease. The Sparkling Ice Pink Grapefruit drink is just fine by itself as well. Sparkling ICE is a great tasting, refreshing, zero-calorie beverage. Combining naturally flavored…

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  • Wines Like It Cool, Dark and Moist

    … were chemical reactions in the ‘closet wines’ that indicated they were more prone to wine faults. While Mattivis may have ‘killed’ 200 bottles of Tuscan wine to prove his point, we now have scientific proof that your bedroom closet is no place for wine. Argh! I Don’t Have a Cellar, Now What? If you don’t have a proper cellar you have a few options…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 5 readers -
  • Check out my latest #bulubox Review! #Health #bulugan

    …, but please drink responsibly butterflies! If you or someone you love has a drinking problem, Reach out to Alcoholics Anonymous and get help! Remember: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - EBOOST Energy Shot with Coconut Water Berry-Melon Flavor - With 74 seaweed derived trace minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, green tea and coffee bean extracts plus the power of coconut…

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