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Why might yogis get sick less often? All that practice is increasing immune-boosting antioxidant levels.
Twelve weeks of yoga led to higher levels of disease-fighting antioxidants compared with running, cycling, and jumping rope, according to a new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
While we usually think of antioxidants coming solely from nutrient-dense foods, the body also naturally produces compounds with antioxidant properties like glutathione, an antioxidant important for immune support.
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