Get regenerated for the New Year with Regeneration Anti-Aging Whole Food Bars
Posted Dec 26 2008 12:00am
At the Quaker Oatmeal event I learned how foods rich in antioxidants, Omega-3 fats, and fruit flavonoids were great for heart health.
So when Regeneration USA asked me to try out their Anti-Aging Whole Food Bars, I was intrigued. The bar contains high levels of key nutrients with healthy inflammation response (Vitamin C-Ester & Omega 3, 6, 9), powerful fruit flavonoids, and low-glycemic organic ingredients. It also has an extremely high ORAC value concentration of 7800.
What’s an ORAC value?
ORAC stands for (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). ORAC measures the total antioxidant power of foods and nutrients. The National Institute on Aging developed the ORAC method and the US Department of Agriculture and perfected the ORAC assay procedure and testing various foods to determine ORAC levels.
Higher levels of ORAC in food equate to greater levels of antioxidants which in turn protect our bodies from “free radicals” which are known to be the main culprit of aging.
Scientific research from Tufts University evaluated the antioxidant needs of the average person PLUS the antioxidant power (ORAC) of fruits and vegetables. Their research has concluded that we need approximately 5,000 ORAC Units per day to have a significant impact on plasma and tissue antioxidant capacity. Consumption of a minimum of three servings of fruits and vegetables per day provides approximately 1200 ORAC Units. This means the average person is short approximately 3800 ORAC Units each day, depending on the fruits and vegetables they are choosing.