Antioxidant rich foods

Antioxidant rich foods
Anti-oxidants are one of the hot terms in Food and Pharmaceutical industries. They are becoming popular among the diet specific consumers also owing to their advantages. Anti-oxidants are molecules in general that act as inhibitors of molecular oxidation; oxidation that results in damage or death of the cell by chain of reactions involving free radicals.
Many human diseases have a strong relationship with oxidative stress and these are mainly due to the insufficient levels of anti-oxidants.

Some of the examples of plants' and animals' anti-oxidants are:
  1. Vitamin A, C and E
  2. Glutathione
  3. Enzymes (catalase, peroxidase, etc.)
In order to improve the immune system functioning, intake of anti-oxidants through vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from fruits and vegetables would be a better choice rather than special isolated supplements. Nearly, many of the food products comprise anti-oxidants. Some of the anti-oxidants rich foods are berries, apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, red, yellow and green peppers, kale, grapes, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nuts, nectarines, papaya, peaches, peas, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, strawberry, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, apples, tomatoes, plums, onions, watermelon, etc. To prevent diseases, such as cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, etc., consume a lot of fruits and vegetables (raw or lightly steamed) that are rich in anti-oxidants.

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How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum. Antioxidant rich foods. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 4-16. 1(1).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0012.