Shivani Jotwani

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Aunty Oxidants - (antioxidants)

Aunty oxidants - (antioxidants)

We all remember the neighbourhood aunty who use to scare us away while we played outside her house. That's exactly what antioxidants do... Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or do slow damage to the cells caused by free radicals They are sometimes called "free-radical scavengers." Free radicals are waste substances produced by cells as the body processes food and reacts to the environment. If the body cannot process and remove free radicals efficiently, oxidative stress can result. This can harm cells and body function. Few activities that can lead to high levels of free radicals are smoking , processed foods , artificial sweeteners ,excessive exercise etc… Natural antioxidants can be found in fruits and vegetables and are divided into three groups: vitamins, carotenoids and phenolic compounds. Foods that are particularly high in antioxidants are often referred to as a "superfood" or "functional food." Vitamin A: Dairy produce, eggs, and liver Vitamin C: Most fruits and vegetables, especially berries, oranges, and bell peppers Vitamin E: Nuts and seeds, sunflower and other vegetable oils, and green, leafy vegetables Beta-carotene: Brightly colored fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, peas, spinach, and mangoes Lycopene: Pink and red fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes and watermelon Lutein: Green, leafy vegetables, corn, papaya, and oranges Selenium: Rice, corn, wheat, and other whole grains, as well as nuts, eggs, cheese, and legumes Foods with rich, vibrant colors often contain the most antioxidants. So have colorful meals. #antioxidant #naturalantioxidant #superfood #vitamins #colourful #stayhealthy

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