WHAT FRUITS & VEGETABLES CONTAIN THE MOST ANTIOXIDANTS?
— Vegetables and fruits with the deepest colors contain the highest levels of antioxidant nutrients. Q Is orange juice really good for me? A. It depends. Usually, the answer is yes. The only downside to drinking larger quantities of orange juice is that, like all fruit juices, it contains carbohydrates. If you are trying to restrict your carbohydrate intake, for weight or insulin management purposes, you may want to avoid it. On the other hand, citrus juices contain lots of valuable nutrients, including, of course, vitamin C, calcium and other minerals. One benefit from orange juice is that it may boost the levels of HDL’s (the good cholesterol) in your bloodstream. Studies have shown that drinking at least 3 cups per day is required to increase your HDL’s by 21 %. So it’s a trade off. Do what’s best for you. Q. How does anger increase my chance of heart attack? A. New information now exists showing that anger tends to increase blood levels of homocysteine, an amino acid resulting fro