What are Antioxidants and Where are They Found?

by admin on February 2, 2012

Antioxidant Molecule

Antioxidants are molecules or substances found in our food, juices, vegetable oils and supplements. They can prevent or slow down oxidation damage to our bodies. Oxidation damages can be incurred through exposure to sun or pollution itself, sometimes through stress or through the food and beverages we take in everyday.

The most commonly known antioxidants are found in vegetables, like carrots, squash, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, apricots and other green and bright-colored veggies. Citrus fruits are also super rich in antioxidants. Other popular antioxidant fruits are strawberries, cherries, acai berries, prunes, bananas and many more. Nuts and seeds as well as fresh fish and red meat also act as antioxidants for our body. But nowadays, antioxidants are most common in their supplemental forms (researches have proved out that antioxidant supplements can give the maximum benefit everyone is looking for!) – tablets or capsules to be exact.

Antioxidants are also known for their mass health benefits and effects. They have been known to reduce the risks of cancer, heart attack, cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, and other age related diseases. On the other hand, they strengthen and enhance our body’s immune system to help fight away harmful infections.

Aim for a fit body and healthy living now with antioxidants!

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