Antioxidant supplements are known to prevent aging, by fighting the free radicals (that are known to cause aging).
Free radicals cause chain reactions that damage cell membranes, proteins, and even our genes…which results in chronic diseases, such as arthritis, allergies, and heart disease, or simply, faster aging.
Antioxidants stop these damaging chain reactions in the body by neutralizing free radicals.
Normal body functions cause some free radicals. However stress, environmental toxins, trans fats, processed foods, pollution, and other lifestyle activities can also create them.
Antioxidant supplements are known to slow aging and prevent chronic diseases.
The power of an antioxidant is measured on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) scale. The higher the ORAC rating the more powerful the antioxidant.
If you’re perfectly healthy, you may not need antioxidant supplements. You may be able to get your needed nutrients from antioxidant foods (vegetables and fruits are good sources of antioxidants).
Top 10 High Antioxidant Foods: Goji berries. Wild blueberries. Dark Chocolate. Pecans. Artichoke. Elderberries. Kidney Beans. Cranberries.
However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get enough antioxidants from our diet. That is why you need Antioxidant supplements in order to enhance your body’s ability to maintain vibrant health.
So its important to make antioxidant supplements a regular part of you diet.