Antioxidants play a huge role in maintaining health by preventing damage at the cellular level. In recent years more attention has been given to preventing serious illness through natural processes. Our body has an amazing capacity to produce everything we need to lead a healthy life. Unfortunately, human beings who are not medically inclined rarely give any attention to the words toxins, cells, antioxidants and the like. But once these people experience medical problems, their world will also revolve in research and medical explanations.
What comes in your mind when you hear the word antioxidants?
Despite all the information that is readily available the large majority of people still have no concept of what antioxidants are and why you would want them. Our body is exposed to different things like radiation, tobacco smoke and environmental toxins and these create free radicals. Antioxidants are group of compounds that destroy free radicals, thereby protecting our body from oxidative damage of cells.
According to the study made by Ken R. Wells and Teresa G. Odle, Bioflavonoid is a group of about 5,000 compounds that act as antioxidants. They occur in fruits, vegetables, green tea, soy products, herbs, and spices. If taken with Vitamin C, it is shown to be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions, including allergies, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension and viral infections.
According to Healthline, antioxidants come in many forms including Vitamins and minerals (Beta-carotene, Vitamine A, C and E); Minerals (Selenium and Zinc); Enzymes (Catalase, Coenzyme Q-10, Glutathione peroxidase, Methionine reductase and Superoxide dismustase); Herbs (Bilberry, Gingko biloba, Grape seed extract and green tea extract) and others (Anthocyanadins, Carotenoids, Flavonoids and Resveratrol).
To stay young and healthy (free from cancer, heart disease, Autism and Alzheimer’s disease), we should help our body improve in producing the mother of all antioxidants, the glutathione. How to do it? By simply avoiding the following: stress, trauma, toxins, pollution, radiation and poor diet. Food and natural products are the best source for quality, and effectiveness of any antioxidants.