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ORAC Values of Fruits and Vegetables

ORAC values refer to the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of a food, as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA). By testing the ability of foods and other compounds to subdue oxygen free radicals, the DOA was able to determine each compound's antioxidant capability. The ORAC values…

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The Power of Antioxidants

…radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is stated in terms of “Trolox equivalents,” or TEs. Confusion arises when you try to compare older readings with more recent ones. Another source of confusion is the amount of food being used for the comparison. Some scales show the ORAC value per serving; others show…

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…consistent basis take a quality food-based, multivitamin/mineral complex and include high ORAC value foods. Our U.S. Department of Agriculture recently tested a wide variety of foods for what they call their ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values. This is simply a test which measures the ability…

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Drink Fresh Juice Daily

…detoxification If you have access to a juicer, you should make fresh juice a part of your daily routine. It’s a great way to get 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units a day (Oxygen Radical Absorbance). Beet juice is particularly good in this respect. Adding beet juice to carrot juice not only sweetens the taste…

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