Inside our body, there is a whole army of antioxidants that protect us from disease and aging.
Many studies have proven that antioxidants help us in the prevention of cancer and heart disease, keep memory, lower the risk of digestive disease, reduce pain, muscle fatigue, prevent some eye diseases, and even act against wrinkles that appear on the skin.
Usually people ask: What exactly are antioxidants and how they could help in so many physical problems?
Antioxidants that enter the body are distributed all over the body and rebuild damaged molecules. So, we are sure that when you will read this article, you will want in every meal that you eat to have a lot of antioxidants.
We live in a world that is full of negative elements, and we are surrounded by these negative elements from all sides – the air is polluted, we suffer from UV radiation, so that our body produces stress hormones and toxic chemical reactions. All the toxins in our body with chemical reactions are turned into free radicals (molecules without an electron that want to steal electrons from other molecules), or oxidants.
Once the radical is free he quickly spreads. Free radicals in the arteries (usually occur due to consumption of food frying in deep oil, smoked foods or polluted from air) change the structure of bad cholesterol so that it begins to cause heart problems. Sunlight with polluted air can create free radicals in the eye, where they damaged retinal cells and leads to cataract or blindness. Also, they can create free radicals in skin cells, where they can damage DNA cells, increasing the risk of skin cancer and premature appearance of wrinkles. Free radicals, or oxidants can destroy any cell that they find along the way – as experts say. Therefore the importance of those who are fighting back – antioxidants. They act the way that return the lost electron to the molecules, without damaging other molecules.
Our body produces a lot of antioxidants, but unfortunately they are not enough to combat all the free radicals, so antioxidants must be entered via food.
Antioxidants are important for creating an optimal immune system. Poor nutrition is one of the most common reasons for reducing immunity. Antioxidants are: vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids (lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene) and lesser-known bioflavonoids, polyphenols, indole, anthocyanin, allicin and all are necessary for the optimal health of our body.