Effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on total antioxidant capacity of fasting and postprandial plasma samples

Gitte Ravn-Haren, L. O. Dragsted, A. Pedersen, B. Sandstrom

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOLOGICALLY-ACTIVE PHYTOCHEMICALS IN FOOD
EditorsW. Pfannhauser, G. R. Fenwick, S. Khokhar
PublisherROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Publication date2001
Pages396-400
ISBN (Print)0-85404-806-5
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event11th EUROFOODCHEM Meeting on Biologically-Active Phytochemicals in Food - Norwich, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 200128 Sep 2001

Conference

Conference11th EUROFOODCHEM Meeting on Biologically-Active Phytochemicals in Food
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNorwich
Period26/09/200128/09/2001
SeriesRoyal Society of Chemistry. Special Publications
ISSN0260-6291

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