Many of us have heard of antioxidants, but not everyone knows what they are or how they fit into a well-balanced diet. In this brief, 2-part podcast, PepsiCo nutritionist Joy Dubost, a registered dietitian with a PhD in food science and nutrition, dives into the research around antioxidants, including:
- Why antioxidants are so good for you – and what are the best sources in the diet
- How consuming a variety of antioxidants benefit your overall health
- If processed foods contain antioxidants
Thanks to Joy for her insights and facts about this important topic. Please be sure to return the Food Frontiers blog on the Health and Wellness section of PepsiCo.com for other updates, information and podcasts in the future – and please leave us comments and feedback! Thanks again.
Dr. Dubost is a Principal Nutritionist for PepsiCo’s Nutrition Communication team and a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists. In February 2010, she was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee as a non-voting industry representative. As part of the Committee she will advise the Commissioner on ways to effectively communicate risk associated with FDA-regulated products and help ensure the safety and efficacy of FDA-regulated products for human use. At PepsiCo she develops turn-key nutrition communication programs, represents the company at key external committees and professional meetings, conducts company wide seminars, and authors newsletters on various nutrition topics. Dr. Dubost holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and is a Registered Dietitian.