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The power of antioxidants

Updated on May 7, 2016

Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables, herbs.

Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables, herbs. Many studies have proven their benefits to health on many fronts:

Free radicals (oxidants) are always born in the human body and also an active role for the body (can say that I can not live if the body is completely absent free radicals) . Oxygen (oxygen) that we breathe every day is essential, but it's also become free radicals (oxygen then called haploid). Phagocytosis phenomenon is the phenomenon of bacteria, viruses were killing leukemia cells in the body, or the phenomenon of respiration in the cell, or in liver detoxification mechanisms are activities that generate free radicals.

It is important for a healthy body, free radicals generated is limited, not excessive to cause harm. Because besides the free radicals always systematically antioxidant "endogenous" (that is available in the body) rebalance, disable the harmful free radicals. The system of antioxidants like glutathione enzymes include peroxidase, superroxid, dismutase ... especially vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene (provitamin A), minerals selenium "endogenous" is available in the body , catalyzes the reduction reaction to disable free radicals (also called "trap" free radicals) help the body healthy.

Only when free radicals generated too much (due to environmental pollution, caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun, due to cigarette smoke, due to inflammation in the body, even by taking some medicines ...) and the system endogenous chemical oxidant balance is not enough, the body will produce pathological disorders. It has been demonstrated, when there is excessive free radical increase will cause inflammation in organs, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, cataracts, macular degeneration of the eye, increased risk of cancer and especially early aging phenomena appear.

The cells grow old quickly, by the time of destruction. The agency most vulnerable to aging skin is to protect the body, a place prone to the effects of ultraviolet rays of the sun, suffering the harmful effects of environmental pollution plus regular lifestyle stress, mistakes in nutrition, toxicology abuse habits (such as smoking, drinking alcohol, including pharmaceuticals) smooth woman's face will soon least wrinkle, barren, lifeless freshness due to the multiple increase free radicals that cause aging.

To counteract the increase of free radicals multiples born so much that the system "endogenous oxidative burst" is not enough to disable balance, the scientists question the use of "exogenous antioxidants "(ie from outside into the body) for the purpose of disease prevention, health promotion, anti-aging. The exogenous antioxidants that have been identified, such as beta-carotene, the mineral selenium, compounds flavonoids, polyphenols ... The exogenous oxidizer actually not strange that we have from the source natural foods such as vegetables, fresh fruit and some herbs.
Benefits of antioxidants from natural

- Reduce cholesterol and risk of heart disease:

As mentioned above, antioxidants have the ability to fight free radicals. But they are also against the oxidation of harmful fats on blood vessels. Among the antioxidants, carotenoids (found in foods orange, yellow or orange-red, peppers, tomatoes, mango, papaya ...) have proven to be capable of reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood.

According to medical literature, Roselle trees Linn (Hong Hoa Vietnamese name) is the medicinal plants you have multiple levels of anthocyanin, arabinose, calcium oxalate, money carotene vitamin A, vitamin A, B1, C , D, E, F .... and many organic acids, which acts to detoxify the body; enhance liver function, bile, reduce cholesterol, blood fat, suppresses the stones in the urinary tract, thus stimulating digestion, prevent and limit the fat accumulation, obesity, vascular protection, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, anti-fatigue, improve the body's resistance.

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Particularly high levels of flavonoid and cyanidin work stations Hibiscus results against oxidation, rejuvenates the body and is capable of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

- Prevent cancer:

It is no coincidence that fruits and vegetables are known as a famous companion of health! One of the reasons is that the antioxidant nutrients when fully absorbed into the body will reduce the risk of cancer more than 30%.

- Protect eyes:

In general, all the molecules of antioxidants have a protective effect on the eyes and your vision, namely carotenoids (carotenoids again!), Zeaxanthin and lutein. According to a study by INSERM, eat more foods rich in zeaxanthin (found in corn, cauliflower ...) will be reduced to 93% risk of AMD (Macular degeneration due to age - the main cause leading to certification blindness in the elderly) and 43% of cataract patients. Similarly, lutein (found in egg yolk, carrots, oranges, spinach ...) will reduce to 69% the risk of AMD.

Knowing the benefits of antioxidants in the prevention of disease, aging, we can prevent the proliferation of free radicals in the body in a comprehensive way by contributing to environmental pollution, nutrition proper care, avoid eating excessive energy, physical activity, avoid alcohol abuse, smoking, infections prevention, healthy life can help relaxation, optimism, love of life, should eat more vegetables , fresh fruit ... This is the source of exogenous antioxidants best.

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