What Are Antioxidants, And Why They Are Essential For Our Health?

What Are Antioxidants, And Why They Are Essential For Our Health?

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.

Free Radicals

Free Radicals

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.

Best Antioxidant Foods

Best Antioxidant Foods


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.


Vitamin C, The Best Protection Against Seasonal Colds

Although for decades has been one of the main fighters against colds and flu, vitamin C plays an almost insignificant role in strengthening our immunity, according to new research.

Vitamin C Part of your everyday life


In the research on international health organization participate more than 11,000 volunteers. Some of them consumed a placebo, and the rest used at least 0.2 grams of Vitamin C daily.

Individuals who have taken large quantities of vitamin C when they were cold, did not notice any difference in the duration and severity of the disease. At participants who were taking vitamin C before they get sick, duration of disease decreased by an average of less than one day.


Cold and vitamin C

Representatives of research reminded that some foods contain up to one gram of vitamin, which is ten times more than the recommended dose. Because our body cannot absorb such large amounts, vitamin C is excreted in the urine after a few hours later.

The body takes as much as vitamin C as is necessary for 24 hours, and the rest is excreted. Also, representatives of the research pointed out that the skyrocketing of larger amounts of vitamin C can cause diarrhea.
Vitamin C does not maintain long in our body, so it should be administered daily. It is found in green vegetables, tomatoes, red berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries), citrus (oranges, lemons, grapefruit), parsley, potatoes…

When you consume vitamin C through diet, you should be careful because he easily loses its value in the process of cooking. Vitamin C is not very durable nor on high nor on low temperature . Fruits and vegetables cooked 10-20 minutes wasting half the vitamin C that they naturally contains.

Therefore, you should eat the vegetables and fruits fresh or cook them on steam. So you will enter the maximum amount of this so important vitamin.

6 Foods For Eternal Youth

 The food that enter’s into your body also affects to the appearance of your skin.

  Accordingly to that, it is not worthy if you use the best and most expensive cosmetic products, and eat food that is harmful and bad for you and your body.


  Here are the list of the six high value nutritional foods, to regenerate, protect and nourish the skin, hair and nails.


 This fruit is a powerful antioxidant that helps your skin to age more slowly and has less wrinkles. Blueberries are like little warriors that fight against free radicals that attack your skin.


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