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Synonyms for protective

Synonyms for protective

able to preserve

defending against disease

Antonyms for protective

intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

showing care

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(usually followed by 'of') solicitously caring or mindful

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Antioxidants are protective substances which help to neutralise damaging oxidation reactions in the body.
This is bad news because they're missing out on vital vitamins, minerals and other protective substances that can help to protect us from heart disease, strokes and some cancers.
Researchers believe that, while MPO is meant to kill harmful bacteria, it may also inflame the body's arteries and damage protective substances in the blood, such as high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Phytochemicals protective substances that protect against cancer by blocking enzymes needed for growth of cancer cells, and help balance hormone and cholesterol levels.
She also recommends getting as much vitamin C from your food as possible because fruit contains lots of other protective substances.
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