Trying to maximize your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants? The following 20 foods contain the highest antioxidant concentration.
Small red beans (dried)
Red kidney beans
Red Delicious apples
Granny Smith apples
Black beans (dried)
Antioxidants are naturally occurring nutrients that help prevent heart disease, cancer, and aging. Little is known about how antioxidants work and what affects their ability to function properly. Scientists believe that some antioxidants are more potent than others, and their potency can be affected by how they're cooked or how they're digested. For example, the antioxidants in blueberries lose their potency when cooked, while the antioxidants in tomatoes become more potent when cooked.
So even though this list is a good guide for finding antioxidant-rich foods, it's best to hedge your nutritional bets by eating a wide variety of items.
Carrots, baby, raw
Peaches, canned, heavy syrup, drained
Babyfood, juice, pear
Corn, sweet, yellow, canned, brine pack, regular pack, solids and liquids
Vinegar, Red wine
Apple juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid
Tomatoes, red, ripe, cooked
Squash, winter, butternut, raw
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white
Pineapple, raw, all varieties
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average
Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt
Melons, cantaloupe, raw
Fennel, bulb, raw
Beans, snap, green variety, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids
Vinegar, Apple and Honey
Eggplant, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt
Beans, lima, immature seeds, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids
Melons, honeydew, raw
Juice, cranberry, white
Olive oil, extra-virgin, w/garlic and red hot peppers, home prepared
Cucumber, with peel, raw
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw
Cucumber, peeled, raw
Oil, peanut, salad or cooking
1000 mg of Flaxseed Oil (ALA/omega 3 450 mg / omega 9 110 mg) x1
Raw flaxseed/ 1 teaspoon daily
Hepatapro PPC (900 mg) x 2
Resveratrol (500 mg) x1 and x2 (alternate every other day)
NAC--(n-acetyl-l-cysteine) A sulfur compound that is a precursor of glutathione and protected sulfur-containing amino acid (600 mg) x2 with Vit C (500 mg) x2
TMG (750 mg) x 2
Taurine (500 mg) x 2
In a double-blind, randomized study (3), acute hepatitis patients were given taurine in the amount of 4 grams 3 times a day after meals. The participants in the taurine study experienced significant decreases in bilirubin, and total bile acids.
Life Extension Super Curcumin W/Bioperine 800Mg 60 Caps (800 mg) x 2 / Powerful Antioxidant Properties to scavenge free radicals
Enhances important detoxification enzymes Curcumin increases the secretion of bile by stimulating the bile duct. It also protects the liver by detoxification, stimulating the gall bladder and scavenging free radicals. With the help of the adrenal glands, it inhibits both platelet aggregation and the enzymes which induce inflammatory prostaglandins. Curcumin may also help break down fats and reduce cholesterol. Large doses not recommended in cases of acute bilious colic, obstructive jaundice, painful gallstones, and extremely toxic liver disorders
Sylmarin (425 mg) x 2 / Milk thistle provides hepatocellular protection by stabilizing hepatic cell membranes.
Green Tea Extract (300 mg) x 2 /
I use Smartbomb.com as a source except for the Resveratrol.
I will go with Inulin and Lactobacillus GG when I use up what I have.
What to take while on tox per HR
The supplements while on tx question is difficult, because the ones having antifibrotic promise are almost all antiinflammatory, somewhat reducing the initiating events at the dendritic cell/lymphocyte interface.I know this sounds technical. Most of them also have, paradoxically an improving effect on some aspects of lymphocyte function, as the spectracell test clearly shows.
Bottom line, NO CLEAR ANSWER possible regarding use during tx.
But a moderate use of NAC/VitC, TMG, ALA ( those are quite cheap and possibly PPC (since it was actually shown to help the SVR rate) is probably a good idea even during tx. Vit D3 is good, but it would be best to know ones serum level.
Also some Inulin is inexpensive (http://www.raysahelian.com/inulin.html) and a very good well researched prebiotic. Cannot get Lactulose here in the US without script. Available w/o script in Canada. Inulin is the alternative.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There is no fundamental difference between pre tx and post tx antifibrotic measures, except that once you are SVR you can hope/expect the profibrotic inflammatory process in the liver to slow down or in the balance with the constant removal of some fibrosis to tilt towards reduction by itself.
The diet principles of small volume, high fiber meals to reduce the metabolic stress on the liver, removal of adipositas and the principle of prebiosis/probiosis/eubiosis apply always before any "supplements" should be taken.
The glutathione replenishing Sulfur containing NAC, ALA, Taurine and SAMe, possibly if affordable combined with actual glutathione ( some will be absorbed and the rest will supply building blocks) are good starters for liver protection. TMG also tends to improve liver metabolic performance, since it supplies the Methylgroups needed in numerous biochemical reactions. What you already take is fine too, many of these "supplements ' work in concert and while there are many studies on cells and animals, there are few human trials, since nobody will want to pay for these.
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