Fruits and vegetables are known to protect against cancer and heart disease. This is often ascribed to their high content of antioxidants. We have therefore tested whether a daily intake of fruits and vegetables corresponding to the recommended 600 g had any effect on the antioxidant activity of fasting and postprandial plasma samples. Antioxidant activity was determined by the Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assay and the Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma (FRAP) assay, which have been reported to be affected by the presence of dietary antioxidants.
|Conference||11th EUROFOODCHEM Meeting on Biologically-Active Phytochemicals in Food|
|Period||26/09/2001 → 28/09/2001|
|Series||Royal Society of Chemistry. Special Publications|