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DESCRIPTION: Even a small amount of fresh herbs can double or even quadruple the antioxidant power of a meal. The ability of oregano to decrease chromosomal damage from radiation and marjoram to affect hormone levels in women with PCOS is put to the test.
What’s so great about antioxidants? See, for example, Food Antioxidants & Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/food-antioxidants-and-cancer/) and Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/food-antioxidants-stroke-and-heart-disease/).
How many do we need? Check out:
• Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/minimum-recommended-daily-allowance-of-antioxidants/)
• How to Reach the Antioxidant “RDA” (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-reach-the-antioxidant-rda/)
• Antioxidant Rich Foods With Every Meal (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidant-rich-foods-with-every-meal/)
If you liked the beginning of the video where I show hwo a meal is affected, you’ll love my Antioxidants in a Pinch (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidants-in-a-pinch/) video.
I think the only other PCOS video I have so far discusses the benefits of spearmint tea (in Enhancing Athletic Performance with Peppermint (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/enhancing-athletic-performance-with-peppermint/)). That’s why I’m so excited for the next video, Best Foods for PCOS (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/best-foods-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-PCOS) where I take a more systematic approach.
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