Antioxidants are those substances which protect your body cells from free radicals which are molecules produced in catabolism(breaking down of food) or with smoking and radiations. Free radicals take part in heart diseases, cancer and other diseases.
Antioxidants are also called aging secret because it protects yourself from diseases. Antioxidants prevent from;
- Neurological Disorders
- Cardiovascular diseases especially from a heart attack or failure
- Eyes diseases like vision impairment
You should take antioxidants daily. But how? There are many antioxidants rich food, you can easily get and eat. I will recommend you to include that in your regular diet. Some of them I am mentioning below:
Watercress is like a green leafy which is full of nutrients and antioxidants. It contains manganese, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
These elements help inflowing of minerals in the body and that’s why watercress is very good “skin antiseptic”. Because of those minerals, oxygenation increases in the skin and reduce the harmful effects of free radicals because of vitamin A and C. It is best in aging.
Papaya is one of the best and yummy antioxidant food. Papaya is full of vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre. It lowers the cholesterol level in the body which can cause heart disease and hypertension. It also helps with weight loss. Vitamin C gives power to the immune system which fights against foreign particles which can cause diseases and that’s why it is better in aging. It is also good for eyes, diabetes, arthritis, menstrual pain, cancer, depression.
Blackberries are everyone favourite. Blackberries contain polyphenols. Polyphenol is antioxidants.
It also reduces the decline of your apprehension performance which slows the aging process. The main component of berries is vitamin C.
It also provides fibre to your body which is good for the digestive system. And also makes our memory sharp. You can take blackberries by making a smoothie or in hands, both will give the same results.
Broccoli is full of antioxidants and other nutrients. It is an anti-inflammatory vegetable. It is full of vitamin C and K, folate(folic acid) which is good in anaemia, it also has potassium and fibre which plays an important role in the Gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin C takes part in building collagen which is an essential element of bones and muscles, helps in healing wounds, prevents the body from free radicals.
Nuts are full of vitamin E which provide help in repairing tissues of the skin and also protect the skin for ultraviolet rays.
It is also good for heart diseases. Nuts are also called brain friend because it sharps mind. It also protects yourself from diabetes. And it also good for joints pain. It helps in preventing cancer.