What Are Antioxidants?


 

Antioxidants make you healthy! Antioxidants are chemical compounds that occur naturally. They can also be man-made. Vitamins such as beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E and minerals such as selenium and flavonoids are a few of the popular antioxidants.

 

What are the sources of antioxidants?

Antioxidants are abundantly available in fruits: goji berries, wild blueberries, pomegranate; vegetables: kale, broccoli, carrot; and spices: turmeric, clove, cinnamon and teas. You can also get antioxidants from dietary supplements.

 

Here are top 6 benefits of antioxidants:

  1. They prevent deadly diseases

Antioxidants can prevent fatal diseases like heart diseases.

How do they prevent heart diseases?

Bad lipids are abundant in unhealthy diets that include fried foods, the lipids get deposited on the inner lining of your blood vessels, free radicals oxidize them, and can lead to high blood pressure and heart diseases.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are uncharged molecules which cause oxidation. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, thus they prevent oxidation.

 

  1. They help you live longer

Antioxidants delay and even prevent the cell damage.

Free radicals bind to healthy cells and alter their gene sequence thus producing unhealthy cells. The altered cells cause fatal diseases like cancer. Antioxidants prevent the process of gene mutation.

 

  1. They keep your memory functioning

Antioxidants keep your memory functioning well. Research says that free radicals trigger brain aging. Memory loss is one of the symptoms of an aging brain and by fighting free radicals, antioxidants help keep your brain young.

 

  1. They aid detoxification

Toxins enter your body from various sources like food loaded with preservatives, chemicals, air pollution, water pollution, smoking, and medicine all carry toxins which cause diseases. Antioxidants aid detoxification by boosting the function of your liver and kidneys.

 

  1. They protect your vision

 

 

Lutein is a type of antioxidant that protects your eyes. It is abundantly present in bright coloured fruits and vegetables. Help yourself with our very own infusing water bottle

Harmful sunrays, poor diet, and blue light trigger free radicals which cause age-related diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration which hamper your eye sight. By blocking the action of such free radicals, lutein protects your eyes from old age diseases.

 

  1. They give you glowing skin

Harmful sunrays trigger wrinkles thanks to the free radicals they generate. They make way for dry and aged skin. Antioxidants give you a youthful and shiny skin by fighting free radicals. Switch to a morning workout for welcoming healthy sunrays.

 

You carry free radicals and antioxidants every day

There are two types of free radicals: the good and the bad. Your body produces the good free radicals to kick of harmful viruses and bacteria. On the other hand, bad free radicals increases the possibility of diseases. By increasing the intake of antioxidants, you can fight bad free radicals! Get one of our cute lemon watter bottles to increase your intake!

 

Added tip:

Though you can get antioxidants from supplements, it’s still better to get antioxidants from fruits and vegetables. Try our electric shaker to make healthy fruit smoothies.

Follow a diet that is rich in proteins too! Help yourself with our electric shaker.

Note that supplements may come with unwanted effects.