Antioxidants is a term that gets thrown around these days and its one of those things that you kind of know is good for you but you don't know why. Keep reading to find out what they are, what they do, and where to find them.
First, we have to know what Free Radicals are.
Free radicals or “oxidants” are a type of unstable molecule that can be found in foods containing damaged fats (such as trans fat in fried food).🍟
Free radicals can also be generated in the body when we consume foods high in sugar or preservatives. 🍬🥓
What do antioxidants do?
Which is why we need “anti-oxidants” which, when consumed, bind to these free radicals or oxidants and neutralise then so they can’t cause any more damage and can be removed from the body. 🙌
But what are they really?
They can actually be a range of nutrients found in many foods. Plant-based foods are said to have a much higher concentration in phytonutrients like polyphenols found in green tea, coffee, raw cacao, berries even red wine. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, found in nuts, seeds, olive oil and avocados. So be sure to include a wide variety of plant based foods into your diet and some coffee and red wine won't hurt too!
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