How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ...
|How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ...||Darrell Miller||03/02/17|
March 02, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ...
Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and carotenoids, may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Other naturally occurring antioxidants include flavonoids, tannins, phenols and lignans. Plant-based foods are the best sources. These include fruits, vegetables and their juices.
- Antioxidants are everywhere.
- Energy drinks, skin treatments, vitamin supplements, and cold remedies, and all extol the virtues of their special combination of health giving ingredients.
- Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables.
"Among the antioxidants that our bodies utilize to protect us are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, glutathione, selenium, lutein and various polyphenols. These are very necessary ingredients that ward off a multitude of diseases."