The fast pace of life imposes many unhealthy habits on people. Various factors (long sitting indoors, lack of fitness and exercise, fast food, exposure to harmful tobacco smoke, etc.) affect the accumulation of toxins in the human body and the formation of free radicals responsible for many diseases of modern times. Antioxidants help people deal with these problems quickly and effectively.
Plant-plant pigments and other phytochemicals were formed during evolution as a mechanism of plant protection from negative external influences. One of the main properties is its pronounced antioxidant effect. The active ingredients of the plant have the same function in the human body. The best known natural antioxidants are lycopene, lutein and beta carotene. Flavonoids and isoflavones, vitamins A, C, E, coenzyme q, minerals zinc and selenium and numerous other phytonutrients have a powerful antioxidant effect.
Beta carotene – is an important ingredient in green, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables (carrots, apricots, pumpkins, spinach, broccoli). It works to strengthen the immune response in the elderly. Reduces the risk of cataracts and coronary artery disease.
Lycopene is found in tomatoes and watermelons and other red fruits and vegetables. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. They associate it with some cancer prevention.
Quercetin’s compound is found in the peel of pears, apples, onions and grapes. It has antioxidant and anticancer effects.
Seelen – sufficient intake of this microelement is provided by people by eating nuts, mushrooms and cereals. Selenium plays an essential role in the production of glutathione peroxidase (an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of free radicals).
Vitamin A-carrots, peppers, oranges and tomatoes. From these foods, people can get a sufficient amount of vitamin A. Vitamin A is involved in the synthesis of rhodopsin (a pigment involved in the processes by which we see the world around us). It has a strong antioxidant effect and a beneficial effect on the condition of human skin.
Consult a doctor and pharmacist before changing any diet. The best way to help your body is moderate physical activity and a balanced diet.