I talked a lot in previous posts about antioxidants and how effective they are in treating many diseases and cases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, immunity, brain health, athletic performance and many others!
A wide variety of antioxidants have recently been booming!
Here is a list of the most popular antioxidants, and their benefits:
1- Alpha lipoic acid: In brocolli, spinach, steak, liver, yeast
Prevents neuropathy (disorder of the nerves that are connected to muscles, skin and internal organs) , inproves glucose blood level in diabetes, protects against heart diseases and cataracts (blurred vision)
2- Berries (bluberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries):
Heart health, cancer protection,antiaging, diabetes prevention and urinary tract protection.
3- Citrus fruits and vegetables:
Treat diseases of blood vessels and lymphatic system (which contains immune cells that protect the body against virus and bacteria).
4- Dark chocolate that contains cocoa flavonoids:
Prevents hypertension, heart diseases and skin damage. Lowers stress and anxiety.
5- Olive oil (polyphenols):
Heart health, cancer protection, antimicrobial activity, lowers cholesterol and LDL levels.
Heart and circulatory health, prevents cancer and hypertension
7- Red wine and grape seeds extract because of resveratrol:
Protect against cardiovascular diseases, against cancer and improve athletic performance.
8– Soy: Soy beans, soya milk, soy proteins…
Treats menauposal symptoms, good for bone heath and protects against breast cancer.
Liver diseases, improves immunity function and weight loss.
10- Vitamin A: carrot, tomato, spinach, sweet potato, mango, dried apricot, milk, egg yolk
Protects against heart diseases, against vision loss and promotes skin health.
11- Vitamin C: orange, kiwi, pineapple,brocolli, pepper, parsely, cauliflower
Boosts immune system, improves skin health, and helps in iron absorption
12- Vitamin E: nuts, almonds, peanut butter, walnuts, avocados, sunflower oil, egg yolks.
These 12 antioxidants are crucial for your health. Start to include them daily in your eating habits, and stay away from diseases and stress.
There is nothing better than to have a good health and great performance!! 😀