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Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect our body by reducing oxidative damage to cells. Researchers have found a high correlation between oxidative damage and the occurrence of disease. For example, low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation is associated with cardiovascular disease. Research suggests that consumption of antioxidant-rich foods reduces damage to cells from free radicals.

Free radicals are produced in the process of creating energy. People under the influence of stress, smoking, pollution, sunlight, radiation and illness tends to produce excess free radicals. These surplus of free radicals may cause cell damage and lead to some cancers and diseases. Antioxidant neutralize the free radicals in our body.

By destroying free radicals and reducing cellular damage, antioxidants, as a group, can:

  • Promote eye health and prevent macular degeneration, cataracts, and other degenerative eye diseases.
  • Keep the immune system in good shape, or boost the immune system when it has been compromised.
  • Prevent age-related neurodegeneration such as decline of the brain and nervous system.
  • Prevent DNA damage.
  • Promote cardiovascular health and help prevent artherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidants can decrease LDL and cholesterol, increase high density lipoprotein(HDL), and lower blood pressure. 

Good Source of Antioxidant

Food
Dark, semisweet chocolate
Oolong tea
Green tea
Blackberry and Raspberry
Cranberry
Kiwi
Papaya
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Avocado
Carrots

Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Selenium and many phytochemicals are antioxidants.