Antioxidants are many different nutrients that help minimize free-radical damage to the body.
What are these free radicals?
Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are created in the body during normal metabolic functions or introduced from the environment, such as by exposure to smoke (from industry, automobiles, cigarette), radiation (sun, medical or industry), and from heavy metals. Apart from air, the chemicals from food (trans fats, alcohol) & water are also the sources of free radicals.
Free radicals are believed to play a role in more than sixty different health conditions, including the aging process, certain types of cancer, Heart disease and Parkinson’s disease etc.
Antioxidants combat these free radicals in several ways: they may reduce the energy of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.
Reducing exposure to free radicals and increasing intake of antioxidant nutrients has the potential to reduce the risk of free radical-related health problems.
Benefits of antioxidants:
A healthy presence of antioxidants produced by our body and by including them in our daily food in takehelpsour body to lessen or prevent the damage from free-radicals.
Tips to Increase Antioxidant Intake
Our body require antioxidants. The ideal way is to start the day by drinking a cup of green tea.
Include a wide variety of phtonutrients by consuming plant foods rich in Vitamin C, E &A and minerals such as Magnesium, selenium, zinc, copper.And adding herbs may be the best way to provide the body powerful protection against free-radical damage.
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