Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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In a number of Dr. Gourmet articles I have talked about various foods that are high in antioxidants. Understanding antioxidants and oxidation can be a bit challenging and we get mail from readers asking about just what this means.
Antioxidants are molecules that have the power to help prevent oxidation. What happens is that various molecules in your body will give up an electron to another molecule, the oxidizing agent. That oxidation can produce molecules known as free radicals which can set up a chain reaction of oxidation that damages cells. Antioxidants can not only stop that chain reaction, they can also prevent the initial oxidizing step, hence the name anti-oxidants. There's a wide variety of antioxidants, including vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E and its isomers (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and selenium. A Mouthful of Science: Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) - What Is It?
I love all three of these ingredients together. Usually I wait and have them for my New Year's Day meal, but this stew says you can have pork, black eyes and greens any time. The prep takes a few minutes and there's so little effort you can make this stew any day of the year.
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