Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another support for real food! Antioxidants should come from food not supplements

Here is another study in the same style as the one I pointed to yesterday.

Antioxidant Supplementation during Exercise Training: Beneficial or Detrimental?

........a growing body of evidence indicates detrimental effects of antioxidant supplementation on the health and performance benefits of exercise training. Indeed, although ROS are associated with harmful biological events, they are also essential to the development and optimal function of every cell.......We recommend that an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals through a varied and balanced diet remains the best approach to maintain the optimal antioxidant status in exercising individuals.

1 comment:

Michael Allen said...

No doubt all very true in principle. However, the main reason why I began taking selenium a couple of decades ago was because I discovered from Dr Stuttaford, medical man at the London Times, that modern food processing has greatly reduced selenium in the UK diet. A 'varied and balanced diet' is great, if you can find one in the modern world.