Important Anti-oxidants and its sources

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Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals by giving them the necessary electron they crave. It is useful to prevent premature ageing  and improve health and vitality.

Vitamin C

It is a well-known antioxidant, and it helps minimize free radical damage to the neurological system. It also helps in protecting other anti-oxidants in the body, like vitamin-E. It is useful in multi-purposely. It neutralizes free radicals, detoxifies the body, reduces hipper tension, lowers cholesterol levels, and fights cancer.

Vitamin A and Beta-carotene

Both of these are powerful free-radical scavengers that help the skin, mucous membranes, circulatory system, and cholesterol levels. Particularly beta-carotene is very effective in neutralizing the single oxygen-free radical.

 

how antioxidants works

Vitamin E

It prevents the oxidation of lipids(fats) in cell membranes; that strengthens the outer cell layers against free radical attacks. It works best in the combination of selenium, another antioxidant, increases the circulatory system and fights cancer, oxygen absorption, and has a role in preventing cataracts.

Lycopene

We all know that antioxidants are the significant part of the necessary nutrients we need to support our health. Lycopene is an antioxidant that we recently understood. It is found in tomatoes. It is the substance that gives tomatoes their red color and, like beta-carotene, is a member of the carotene family.

Coffee

Brewed coffee seems to create hundreds 0of new chemicals that appears to have antioxidant qualities. Each chemical is present in only small amounts, but when you took together in a cup of coffee, they will add up to have about the same antioxidant effect as three oranges.

Selenium

It is useful in the fight against free radicals; that contribute to premature ageing, among other things. Selenium is available in plenty in seafood, grains, muscle meats, and Brazile nuts.

 
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