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Are You Eating To Live

  1. 1. Are you eating to live?
  2. 2. <ul><li>It seems like everyone is talking about Free Radicals and Antioxidants… … Is it really that important? </li></ul><ul><li>© 2010 Catherine and Brian Smith </li></ul>
  3. 3. As Seen On… <ul><li>It is talked about on TV </li></ul><ul><li>It is now featured in cookbooks </li></ul><ul><li>It is found in Magazines, books, and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Top Athletes have been using Antioxidants for years to reduce injuries, increase performance, and speed recovery time </li></ul>
  4. 4. Science or Fad? <ul><li>Free Radicals and their power to damage the body is not a new concept. </li></ul><ul><li>The ideas around it have been around more than 200 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Medicine is just beginning to truly understand their effects. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brief History <ul><li>1774 – Joseph Priestly, English chemist and cleric, questioned if the oxygen so essential to life might also be harmful in some way. (Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air , 1774) </li></ul><ul><li>1900 –Moses Gomberg at the University of Michigan discovers the Free Radical molecule and its effects. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Brief History <ul><li>1970 – Lester Packer, biochemist at University of California, begins to hone into Free Radicals being a major threat to the human body. </li></ul><ul><li>1980 – Dr. Daniel Steinberg, professor of medicine at University of California, proposed the theory that the combining of oxygen Free Radicals with LDL particles in the blood stream are the basis for forming plaque and the clogging of the body’s vessels. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Free Radicals? <ul><li>Free Radicals are created when you body burns Oxygen. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Body creates increased Free Radicals during exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>This is why athletes, coaches and trainers spend so much time focused on “Recovery”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Free Radicals? <ul><li>As we age our bodies have a harder time removing Free Radicals . </li></ul><ul><li>Free Radicals in our bodies are at levels much higher than normal. </li></ul><ul><li>Free Radicals are increased in our daily lives through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Fat Diets / High Carb Diets / Processed Foods Diets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution / Pesticides / Etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Damage? <ul><li>Free Radicals are created when an oxygen molecule looses an electron, making it unstable. </li></ul><ul><li>Free Radicals bounce around all through your body’s system via your bloodstream looking to bind with other molecules to become stable. Many times they steal the needed electrons from other molecules creating increasing molecular problems for your body. </li></ul><ul><li>The body has trouble repairing itself because there are so many Free Radicals bouncing around all the time. It is similar to trying to fill pot-holes on city streets during the winter – your body cannot keep up. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Complications? <ul><li>All this Free Radical damage can cause/complicate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Cholesterol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macular Degeneration / Cataracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and so much more. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Antioxidants? <ul><li>Antioxidants neutralize Free Radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidant substances include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beta-carotene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lutein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lycopene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selenium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin E </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Antioxidants? <ul><li>Many studies have shown the link between Free Radicals and a number of degenerative diseases associated with aging. </li></ul><ul><li>An increasing body of evidence suggests beneficial effects of the Antioxidants present in grapes, cocoa, blueberries, and teas on cardiovascular health, Alzheimer’s disease, and even reduction of the risk of some cancers. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Health Claims? <ul><li>There are juices, foods, supplements and more claiming to be full of Antioxidants. </li></ul><ul><li>They all have nutritional labels to show you how much Fat, Protein and Carbs (sugar) – yet no score for Antioxidants. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure the antioxidant power? </li></ul>
  14. 14. ORAC <ul><li>Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity ( ORAC ) is a standardized method of measuring antioxidant capacities. In short, ORAC = Antioxidant Power. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a list of food and their ORAC scores in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Food preparation changes the ORAC score. It is important that the score is based on the finished state (cooked beans have a different ORAC than raw beans – see next slide). </li></ul>
  15. 15. ORAC <ul><li>Sample of Foods and their </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidant Power ( ORAC ) </li></ul><ul><li>100g = 3.5 oz. </li></ul><ul><li>ORAC </li></ul><ul><li>726 – 100g Orange juice, raw </li></ul><ul><li>904 – 100g Beans, pinto, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt </li></ul><ul><li>7,779 – 100g Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw </li></ul><ul><li>14,840 – 100g Ginger root, raw </li></ul><ul><li>64,439 – 100g Spices, basil, dried </li></ul><ul><li>80,933 – 100g Cocoa, dry powder, sweetened </li></ul><ul><li>314,416 – 100g Spices, cloves, ground </li></ul><ul><li>(Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of Selected Foods - 2007; Nutrient Data Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture , November 2007 ) </li></ul>
  16. 16. ORAC <ul><li>How much ORAC do you need daily? </li></ul><ul><li>Julie McBride states that eating about 30,000 ORAC will boost the antioxidant power of your blood between 10-25%. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine boosting your immune system by just increasing your ORAC intake. </li></ul>
  17. 17. ORAC <ul><li>Brunswick Laboratories, founded in 1997, is an independent contract laboratory providing analytical services in the chemical sciences dedicated to “Improving Health Through Science”. </li></ul><ul><li>Used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, government agencies and nutritional companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Products tested by Brunswick carry a </li></ul><ul><li>certified label with the ORAC scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently Created a new test and scoring method – ORAC FN which measures antioxidant activity against 5 of the most important Free Radicals found in humans. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Where’s The ORAC? <ul><li>We invite you to take the ORAC Challenge! </li></ul><ul><li>When you were a child and got a good grade on a test you told everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>When you got a bad grade, did you try and hide it? </li></ul><ul><li>When you see a claim of Antioxidant Benefits, look at the label. What is their ORAC Score? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Where’s The ORAC? <ul><li>Its simple… </li></ul><ul><li>“ How Much ORAC is in Your Diet?” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Now Is The Time… <ul><li>Are you ready to make a healthy change? </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on how you can increase the ORAC in your diet contact : </li></ul><ul><li>Brian and Catherine Smith </li></ul><ul><li>317.402.9866 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>© 2010 Catherine and Brian Smith. All rights reserved. No part of this presentation may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system without permission in writing from the authors. </li></ul><ul><li>All products, articles, and images are protected under trademark and/or copyright by their respective owners. </li></ul>Are you eating to live?

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