Dietary Antioxidants—Risk or Relief?
Nutritional antioxidants have come under close scrutiny of late and are the subject of escalating debate. The alphabet soup of flavonoids, such as catechins (tea)and anthocyanins (wine and bilberries), occur naturally in virtually all foods and appear to be particularly abundant in fruits and vegetables. Notable examples and their sources include beta-carotene (sweet potatoes, squash, apricots, and pumpkin), lycopene (tomatoes, papaya, and blood oranges), lute…

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