Learn a bit more about antioxidants

09-17-2016

You have probably heard that antioxidants are good for the body, but do you really know how many benefits can they bring to health?

First thing you should know is that antioxidants are compounds that come from some foods that help prevent or reduce significantly the damage caused to cells by free radicals, which are molecules produced into the body by oxygen or by exposure to environmental factors such as sunlight, cigarette smoke, alcohol and pollution.

Here, learn a little bit about antioxidants:

- Several studies have shown that antioxidants significantly reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular, diabetes, also delaying premature aging.

- Antioxidants are present in most fruits and vegetables that provide vitamin C, which is well suited for preventing or reducing the severity of colds, given its effect on the immune system. Vitamin A also plays a very important role to maintain optimal health.

- There are supplements containing antioxidants in their compounds, making them excellent for the body, as in the case of Coenzyme Q-10 which is a great nutrient to oxygenate the heart and brain, also helps increasing metabolism; on the other hand, alpha lipoic acid is a compound product made of antioxidant vitamins therefore also ideal to maintain a healthy life.

- Some foods that provide antioxidants are: cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, papaya, plums, pears, melon, kiwi, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, peas, etc. Within the group of animal is beef, eggs and dairy products, also grains of corn, wheat or rice.