Everything has its own reason.
For example, aging of an organism is a consequence of damage to cells by free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that, having lost one or more electrons, attempt to fill the gap by attacking neighboring molecules. The so-called oxidation reaction.
Free radicals can damage DNA, which can lead to a number of diseases:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
Factors that provoke their damage:
- preservatives, flavor enhancers, dyes
- Bad Habits
- environmental pollution
- solar and industrial radiation
Antioxidants are helper molecules in the fight against free radicals.
They take on the function of stopping the oxidation reaction by adding the missing electrons.
Antioxidants enter the body or are already synthesized in food.
Add to diet
- berries and red fruits as champions in the amount of antioxidants in the composition (blueberry, raspberry, cranberry, currant, strawberry, blackberry, plum, figs ...)
- vegetables: spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli (flowers), beets, beans, red peppers, onions, eggplants.
- nuts: walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds.
- Sunflower seeds - an exceptional source of Vitamin K, an excellent free radical fighter - are on the list.
It is recommended to take antioxidants:
- to athletes (at physical activity)
- to those who live in adverse eco-conditions
- people after 40 years
- for inflammatory processes, hypertension, detox ...
Help your body be healthy!