What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants occur naturally in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, and chocolate. While there are thousands of antioxidant compounds out there, you’ve probably heard of flavanols (found in chocolate), resveratrol (found in wine), and lycopene (found in tomatoes). Other popular antioxidants include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, E, and catechins. Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by oxidants.

Antioxidants may play a role in the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, and some arthritis-related conditions. Antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols or polyphenols. Antioxidants are contained in olive, garlic, brown rice, coffee, cauliflower, eggplant, parsley, onion, grape seed oils, rosemary, tea, among many other foods. To help the immune system, the correct consumption of food is important for the metabolism of cells and for the elimination of waste from the body. Basically, you have to consume essential nutrients. Several vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and high quality proteins can help normalize the activity of the cells.
  • An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.
  • Oxidation is a chemical reaction of electron transfer from a substance to an oxidizing agent.
  • Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.
  • Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing intermediates from the free radical.
  • They inhibit other oxidation reactions by oxidizing themselves.

Antioxidants may play a role in the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, and some arthritis-related conditions.

Antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols or polyphenols.

Antioxidants are contained in olive, garlic, brown rice, coffee, cauliflower, eggplant, parsley, onion, grape seed oils, rosemary, tea, among many other foods.

To help the immune system, the correct consumption of food is important for the metabolism of cells and for the elimination of waste from the body.

Basically, you have to consume essential nutrients. Several vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and high quality proteins can help normalize the activity of the cells.

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