The aim of this website and specifically this page on natural antioxidants, is to keep things simple and to keep them real.
So, we are going to try and give you a really simple explanation of what antioxidants are and why they are thought to deflect virtually all chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease and the ageing process itself.
Antioxidants can be looked upon as the "infantry" because they are the natural soldiers that help protect the body from harmful free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules out looking for trouble!!
These molecules have lost an electron and in their frantic search to find another one they will destroy healthy cells in their path and so doing also create more free radicals.
Whilst causing damage to cells, they are impairing the immune system
which leads to infections and various degenerative diseases such as
heart disease and cancer.
Exactly that, we can make use of what our earth has to offer us.
Although our bodies produce their own antioxidants, we also need to boost our defenses by eating foods that contain natural antioxidants.
Zinc also has a reputation as a natural antioxidant and specifically helps in the prevention of fat oxidation.
Vitamin C is another well known and powerful antioxidant and natural sources of this vitamin are found in papaya, brussel sprouts, broccoli and strawberries.
Mangoes and kiwi fruit are summer favorites and are packed with health giving antioxidants.
The carotenoid antioxidants in orange and green veggies, such a
carrots, green beans and spinach are also legendary as powerful
And last, but certainly not least, another important player and
source of natural antioxidants are herbs and listed below are those
whose medicinal properties, amongst other benefits, are been
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"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the Physician. Therefore the Physician must start from nature with an open mind."
~ Paracelsus ~
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Beetroot also contains tryptophan, the very same "feel-good" ingredient found in chocolate.
And it has betaine, which studies suggest can help reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, as well as help protect against harmful fatty deposits in the liver.
Lycopene, which gives tomatoes, peppers and other fruits colour, can help lower the risk of cancer of the prostate, lungs and stomach.
And guess what else? Watermelon contains more of the pigment lycopene than any other fresh produce. And I bet you thought that watermelon was just water and pips!!
Lycopene also acts as an antioxidant, helping to fight ageing and lowering the risk of heart disease.
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