Antioxidants: a Health Revolution

Author(s): Carolyn Lister


At last, dietary advice that suggests eating more ? fruit, vegetables and cereals that is. Antioxidants - a health revolution is published by Crop & Food Research. In it, author and scientist, Carolyn Lister, defines antioxidants, lists the foods containing the different antioxidants, and presents current evidence for their health benefits. She also discusses whether it is better to spend $25 dollars on a bottle of supplements or the same amount on specific fresh foods. There are clear guidelines on what to look for if you decide on the supplements. The discovery of vitamins in the early 20th century led to new thinking on the role of food in preventing diseases like scurvy and pellagra. Now, it seems that paying more attention to the levels of various antioxidants in our diet could help prevent or alleviate conditions prevalent in the 21st century, like cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and illnesses associated with ageing. This 96-page book presents the information clearly and concisely. A carefully selected bibliography lists further reading, both general and scientific, for readers who want more information.


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General Fields

  • : 9780478108323
  • : nzicnz
  • : nzicnz
  • : January 2003
  • : 210mm X 150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carolyn Lister
  • : Paperback
  • : 613.28
  • : 96
  • : colour illustrations