This Easter, I want to share with all of you few wonder of god creations and the secret behind a lot of nutraceuticals or natural health products.
A lot of food supplements that we purchase have an effect that food scientist called antioxidants. Antioxidants in short are molecules that protects our body cells from being damaged and to rejuvenate cells to function properly.
Antioxidants help us look younger and functions better. Antioxidants has been asssociated with chronic disease such as cancer. Although claims for chronic diseases such as cancer are not an approved label claims for both food products and natural health products, it is evidenced that antioxidants exhibit multiple benefits.
Antioxidants are the components that help fight off the oxidative stress that came from polluted environments, food that we ate and by-product from the body metabolism. Oxidative agents such as free radicals attack body cells resulting injured or dead body cells and cause malfunction of the cells, organs or our body system.
Not all antioxidants are created to be equal. Antioxidants strength is measured using ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). The higher the ORAC value, the better the antioxidants against these damaging free radicals. Berries are among the fruits that contains high ORAC value. That is why I love fresh berries. Green tea and black tea also contains antioxidants that keep us look younger.
The secret of being young with antioxidants goes back to the ability of antioxidants to protect oxidative stress that attack our cells. Antioxidants keep our cell youthful while helping to stimulate growth of new cells to replace the dead cells. That is why some berries such as cranberry and grapeseed extract are marketed toward women who desire youthful looking skin.
The truth is consumption of antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables, mushrooms and tea can help to protect against harmful effect of oxidative agents.
You cannot prevent oxidative stress but can choose to eat healthier source of antioxidants.
Enjoy Easter with some antioxidants fact!