Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Two antioxidants for great health

See also

What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants are substances that are naturally found in some foods and they help prevent disease by protecting cells from damage by inhibiting the destructive effects that oxidation havoc's on our bodies. In short antioxidants fight disease.

Where are antioxidants found?
Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals.

Antioxidants are believed to:
Help prevent diseases such as heart disease, cataracts, stroke, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Two antioxidants our bodies need to be healthy and function correctly are
vitamin E and vitamin C, and it is better to get these vitamins from eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of vitamin supplements.

But if you just can not get enough through your diet you can ask your primary care physician if you need to supplement your diet with vitamins, and if so how many mg. per day.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps such health conditions as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, breast fibroids, and Alzheimer’s disease just to name a few.

Vitamin C

It is believed that vitamin C helps prevent the common cold, cataracts, heart disease, helps control asthma, and bronchitis along with other health conditions not mentioned here.

Advertisement

Life

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Camera
    7 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Scientists analyze tooth decay in ancient peoples: Diet or genetic changes?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518328954" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518328954&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Step up to your potty for your health
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XcGanjHNxqA?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • How likely are you to believe a scammer or an advertisement sounding serious?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517944865" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517944865&autoStart=true"></div>