Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, minerals, and dyes of plant compounds that prevent the damaging effect of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body. They form when atoms or molecules gain or lose electrons. ... For example, when your body uses oxygen, it creates free radicals as a by-product, and the damage caused by those free radicals is called "oxidative stress."
That is why we must include fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and vegetables in our daily diet.
The lack of antioxidants can affect us, in our health, in the following way:
Premature aging caused by the accumulation of free radicals.
Problems in the nervous system: Decrease the nervous impulse, reflexes, memory, and learning, if it reaches to decrease the blood supply at the nervous level can get to suffer from senile dementia.
Problems in the cardiovascular system: Arteriosclerosis.
Food is a very important factor to prevent aging, eating little, varied, and balanced prolongs life and hypocaloric diets shorten it.
Different foods have different nutrients and substances such as vitamins, minerals, or amino acids that act as antioxidants:
In fresh and raw fruits and vegetables like mango, kiwi, pineapple, guava, persimmon, melon, strawberries, peppers, tomato, cabbage, cabbage.
In soybean oil, olive oil, cereal germ or whole-grain cereals, wheat germ, nuts, green leafy vegetables.
In green or red-orange-yellowish vegetables such as carrots, squash, spinach, watercress, broccoli, etc.
In meats and organ meats, eggs, fish, legumes and whole grains, oat flakes, rice, onion, garlic, parsley, mushrooms, and beans. (Fight against free radicals, it expels carbon dioxide from our body, helps in relieving allergies).
In meats, fish, seafood, eggs, cereals, fruits, and vegetables.
In the liver, fish, seafood, green vegetables, and whole grains.
In sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, snails, wheat germ, soybeans, peanuts, etc.
You should check-out the Alkanatur Alkaline Pitcher that provides Alkaline Ionized water rich in antioxidants that you can use for drinking, cooking, dishwashing and the Organic Tradition's Antioxidant Berry Blast for a blend that can be added to water, juice, smoothies, etc.
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