Antioxidants are always being talked about and praised for there greatness, but people never usually give you reasons for eating antioxidant rich foods. Antioxidants are great for your body, and can help to keep your body feeling great. As you probably can guess antioxidants help to counteract the oxidation process on your bodies cells.Antioxidants can be found mostly in fruits and veggies, a few that come to mind: blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberry, many kinds of beans,apples, cherries, plums, etc. In an article written by Tracy Roizman on http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-antioxidants-6716.html she states, “Because there are beneficial interactions between antioxidants and other components of foods, health authorities say that getting antioxidants from food may offer health benefits superior to those taken in supplement form”.
Antioxidants also can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, in fact “Antioxidants in your morning coffee or tea may help prevent heart disease”. Studies done by the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, in their study of polyphenol, a common antioxidant found in things like tea and coffee can help stop the oxidation of fat oxidizing in your body, thus reducing the widespread inflammation that is known to lead to heart disease, and even diabetes. Light roast coffee in fact contains four times more antioxidant activity then its counterpart tea.
Like i stated before berries are antioxidant power houses. Along with natural sugars, fiber, vitamins and minerals, berries are loaded with antioxidants. These antioxidant rich foods have great affects on your body, and in most cases outmatch their unnatural, chemically, or man made supplemental counterparts. these berries extraordinary on their own, when combined with other antioxidant rich foods can really up the antioxidant intake ante. “A study published in the September 2012 issue of the “Journal of Medicinal Food” found that certain combinations of antioxidant-rich foods offer particular benefits not found in the foods by themselves.” For example when blueberries, and strawberries combine with spinach, these three antioxidant powerhouses can help to protect your bodies nervous system. It does so do to their properties of inhibiting the creation of an enzyme know to be involved in many neurological disorders, such as many forms of autism, as well as depression, and schizophrenia.
Antioxidant rich foods in some cases can also contain a large amount of vitamins A, C and E, polyphenols and certain minerals. With the help of these nutrients, your body can use them to boost its immune system, and can protect against some forms of cancer, and can help bolster the immune system in the management of HIV infection.