1.What are antioxidants?
Every day, our bodies generate free radicals as an unavoidable byproduct of the process of converting food into energy. Free radicals are also produced as a result of physical activity or exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution, and sunshine.
Antioxidants are molecules in your body that fight free radicals. We also extract antioxidant substances from food to ensure there is sufficient defender to fight against free radical
2. How does a lack of antioxidants affect our body?
When free radicals attack our body cells it can lead to various diseases such as:
Weakened immune system
Nerve and Brain problem
3. What is the benefit of antioxidants?
A high-antioxidant diet may lower the risk of a variety of diseases. If we start to include antioxidants in our daily diet we can enjoy as below benefit:
Protect your cells against free radicals
Reduce oxidative stress
Support healthy aging.
4. What is a powerful source of antioxidants?
It is important to have a sufficient amount of antioxidants in our bodies to reduce oxidative stress.
Based on studies, polyphenol is one type of antioxidant that is a powerful source of antioxidants.
Below is the list of natural herbs that are rich in polyphenol
5. Do antioxidants help fight Infection?
Antioxidant supplementation has been shown in recent clinical trials to considerably boost specific immune responses.
Antioxidants counteract free radicals by sacrificing some of their own electrons. They operate as a natural "off" switch for free radicals by making this sacrifice. This helps to break a chain reaction that can harm other molecules in the cell and cells across the body.
Cells in all living systems require adequate levels of antioxidant defenses to avoid the damaging effects of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and to protect immune cells.
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