February 22, 2013

AntioxidantsWe heard a lot about antioxidants, magic natural substances with truly amazing properties. Antioxidants can be found in plenty of natural foods, including red wine, green tea, cocoa beans, forest berries, some fruits and vegetables, and so on. Antioxidant effects include, first of all, very powerful protection against oxidative stress, or damage that causes oxygen exposure to our cells. Oxygen exposure is linked to aging, and by using antioxidants our body cells can protect themselves against these destructive processes on cellular levels. Other known valuable antioxidant effects are cardiovascular health strengthening and natural protection against tumor development. Some studies have also shown that by using natural antioxidant sources it is possible to improve mental health, stimulate our brain and reduce dementia risk, as well as strengthen our overall health and increase our life expectancy. Read the rest of this entry »