Everybody, at least once, has read about antioxidants and their benefits to our body but not many people know what an antioxidants is or how it works in our body. An antioxidant can be defined as substances that may protect cells in your body from free radical, damage that can occur from exposure to certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, radiation, and as a byproduct of normal metabolism. Antioxidants block oxidation reactions and offer protection to the membranes and other parts of cells.
Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts. It is important to say that theses substances (antioxidant) are present in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. Fruits and veggies that have bright, distinctive colors, such as red tomatoes, purple blueberries, yellow corn and orange carrots, are rich in antioxidants.
Different antioxidants benefit different parts of the body. For instance, the beta carotene found in carrots can help maintain eye health. The lycopene found in tomatoes can contribute to prostate health. The flavonoids found in tea, cocoa and chocolate are good for your heart, while the proanthocyanidins found in cranberries and apples can aid in the maintenance of the urinary tract.
It is necessary to understand that our body suffer the natural process of oxidation, for that reason, it is really important to have a diet rich in antioxidants in order to keep the levels of free radicals low and maintain good health. The more free radicals build up in your body, the more oxidative stress you will suffer.
Antioxidants must be your best friend, they help you to avoid the effects of radical frees, but also they help you to keep your body younger, because of their benefits in anti aging.
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