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