For ages men have sought out methods of countering the side affects of aging. Many seek that elusive fountain of youth through vitamins, nutritional supplements, exercises and some even resort to surgery to stay young or at least look young. Fortunately, scientists and researchers have discovered a hidden, less painful method of combating aging and it’s inconvenient side affects.
This hidden fountain of youth lies in Antioxidants. Antioxidants have graced the pages of magazines, medical journals and every product from hand cream to nutritional supplements. But what are antioxidants and how can they keep you felling and looking young and healthy?
Antioxidants can slow and even prevent some of the side affects of aging. Our bodies cannot produce antioxidants therefore we must get these powerful nutrients from plants and fruits just like many other vitamins our bodies need.
Our bodies are continually replenishing cells. This happens through a process called cellular metabolism in which the body produces energy, more cells and repairs any damaged cells. One by-product of cellular metabolism is unstable molecules called free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that damage your body. Free radicals are missing an electron and to get another one and become stable, free radicals will steal electrons from cells. By attacking and stealing these electrons from healthy cells, the free radicals damage cells throughout our bodies.
This cellular damage can result in many unwanted side affects like disease, chronic illness and the typical side affects of aging. Free radicals enter our body from outside sources as well: cigarette smoke, radiation and the sun’s UV rays, food and even water. The more free radicals we encounter, the greater the damage that can be done.
Antioxidants have been shown to be of great help in the free radical problem. Antioxidant substances combine with free radicals and neutralize them. Once they are neutralized, they can no longer do any damage. Scientists don’t have any idea of a recommended daily dose of antioxidants to correct free radical damage and the diseases that come with age, but they do know that eating foods rich in antioxidants can help counter the affects of free radicals and oxidation.
So where do you find antioxidants? Fruits and vegetables are full of them. Cherry’s, Grapes, Blueberries and many other fruits you’ll find at your local grocer are great sources of antioxidants. Some of the more potent antioxidant rich foods like Acai, Cupuacu, and Pomegranate are harder to get, but you can find them if you look hard.
Examples of antioxidants include:
* Vitamin C
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin E
Certain minerals like zinc and selenium can also boost the immune system to fight against free radical damage.
Antioxidants are also found in nuts, legumes, cold water fish, seafood and red meat. So, eating a varied diet of fruits, vegetables and the foods just named will increase the amount of antioxidants in your system and help reduce the incidence of disease. Eating fruits and vegetables in their natural form instead of juices brings the benefit of other nutrients found in the foods. Juices also contain a lot of sugar that is not needed by your body.
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