Sunday, August 10, 2008

Antioxidants Free Radicals Your Health

If you are looking to stay healthy and look younger than your actual age, a healthy diet is paramount. But most people think that this only includes proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Unfortunately due to the world we live in we absorb free radicals that come from pollution in our air,food, and water.

Also from waste products produced in our bodies from normal metabolism.

See - Is Your Water toxic ?.

Free radicals cause damage in our bodies and have been found to contribute to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and premature ageing. To combat this you need to include foods that are high in antioxidants, nutrients that the body uses to neutralise these free radicals so that they can be expelled from the body with out causing any further damage.

Antioxidant nutrients include vitamins A, C and E, copper, zinc and selenium and photochemical such as flavonoids lycopene and lutein. These nutrients come from fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, and lean meat.

Natures Best Antioxidants

Black Beans
Kidney Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Delicious apple
Green tea

To get sufficient amounts of antioxidants it is essential to include a variety of fresh foods in your diet. Growing your own food is another way of getting quality fresh foods and saving some money also.

You can also use supplements to get some of these nutrients into your body. When choosing a supplement look for a high quality plant based supplement.

If you choose to use nutritional supplements, it is in your best interest to use only those products that list actual foods as their ingredients rather than synthetic and isolated vitamins. While some synthetic and isolated vitamins have been shown to provide minimal health benefits, on the whole, most of them cause more harm than good and you are far better off spending your money on whole foods.

Want To Know More ? see - MSG Hidden In Your Food

1 comment:

Collette said...

I often hear this type of health information, usually on the run and too busy to get it all, so I am glad I found your blog. Thanks for the list of antioxidants makes thing much easier.