Tagged: antioxidants

Antioxidants and the strange case of free radicals - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 12, 2014

SciBlogs is running guest posts from some of the Eureka! Sir Paul Callaghan Awards 2014 finalists. In this guest post,Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu student Joel Falconer weighs up antioxidants and free radicals. The use of antioxidants to combat free radicals is a controversial subject, particularly regarding the use of supplements to supply them, and over concern … Read More

Chocolate: The food of love – but is it healthy too? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Feb 09, 2011

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us may be hoping for a lovely box of fancy chocolate from our loved one. So it is very timely to see new research published this week in the Chemistry Central Journal, suggesting that cacao (or cocoa) beans are a ‘super fruit’, with more antioxidant capacity than blueberries, cranberries and pomegranate powder on a … Read More

Vitamins and Exercise - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jul 31, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that in recent years the push to “Become Healthier” has become much stronger than it was previously. Statistics like 1/4 of New Zealand adults are obese and New Zealand being the “3rd Fattest” country in the world are used to promote a lifestyle that is aimed at making us [...] … Read More