vrijdag 3 januari 2014

Learning About Antioxidants

Despite the fact that most people want to be healthy, a lot of people also have no clue how important antioxidants are in keeping them healthy to their fullest potential. Antioxidants, to explain them in the most foundational manner, prevent or impair the oxidation of other molecules. While the word "impair" typically has a negative connotation, you must also remember that there are certain molecules in the body you do not want oxidized. For instance, a lot of brain disease is caused by the oxidation of certain molecules. Heart disease is another illness that antioxidants can help prevent. Finally, your body can over-oxidize during exercise, which can contribute to muscle fatigue. It is important to learn what antioxidants are, and to learn what you can to to introduce them into your body.

Some antioxidants are vitamins, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. This means that you can introduce antioxidants into your body by eating fruits and vegetables. By regularly consuming fruits and vegetables as part of your normal diet, you will keep adding antioxidants into your body, and you will aid in your body's ability to fight off diseases.

Another great source of antioxidants is fish. If you eat such fish as salmon and flounder, you will be introducing omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and minerals, all in addition to antioxidants. You will also increase your intake of antioxidants if you cook this fish in extra virgin olive oil.

Dark chocolate, red wine, and green tea are three of the easiest ways by which you can get antioxidants into your body. Small doses of dark chocolate and red wine are great for you body (but keep in mind that large doses of either are not!). And as for green tea, you can add antioxidants into your body and have a thoroughly relaxing drink, all at the same time. By any of these three ways, you can keep yourself healthier, and will probably enjoy doing so in the process.

Even though it is easy to not pay attention to what we put into our bodies, it is nearly as easy to actually pay attention! And in addition to being relatively easy, paying attention to what you put into your body will keep you healthy, and it will increase your enjoyment of life.

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