Antioxidants are nutrients, vitamins and minerals that prevent or slow oxidative damage throughout the body.
When cells use oxygen, they naturally generate free radicals which can cause cellular damage.
Antioxidants fight the oxidative stress and free radicals and often prevent & repair damage done by these free radicals.
Check out these 4 reasons to eat an antioxidant rich diet…
- Antioxidant rich foods lower the risk of heart disease. Polyphenols found in green tea may lower blood pressure, cholesterol and markers of oxidative stress.
- Protect the retina of your eyes! Many studies have shown that antioxidant enzymes such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids and zinc may protect the eyes (especially lutein and zeaxanthin)
- Slows the aging process and protects your DNA. Prevents age related losses in cognitive performance.
- Antioxidants boost immunity and digestive health.