Ever wondered what antioxidants really do?

Ever wondered what antioxidants really do?

Every now and then I get to visit a friend that generally grows organic, a little bit of everything. Well this time it was red hot chilli peppers ripening days and I got a bag full of these little demons that are full of these so called antioxidants which help in keeping your body in balance and preventing all sorts of chronic diseases.

That got me wondering..Yes I do know that they are good for me but what do they really do to my body and how exactly do they keep me balanced?

Okay, so our body is formed from millions and billions of cells which are constantly been attacked by various enemies, viruses, lack of eating etc. There is another enemy to our balanced eco system which is called the free radical which is powerful enough to damage our DNA. These are apparently the by products of turning food into energy.

And of course just like our body has a way of fighting with any imbalances in its system, it has a few aces in the sleeve when it comes to fighting the free radicals. Ace of spades are our little friends, the antioxidants which are essentially free radical fighters in the battle of balance of the ecosystem. Antioxidants are uniquely extracted from food and they are capable of stabilizing or even deactivating the free radicals before they begin scavenging on our cells.

There are many antioxidants that are commonly known like Vitamin C, E, beta-carotene and thousands of others which we’ve never even heard about. And although volume of consumption does not necessarily make you stronger, having these in your daily life will unquestionably contribute to a healthy full of balance diet and lifestyle. Plus they are tasty and I do love my chilli peppers :)

One Response to Ever wondered what antioxidants really do?

  1. Maria Z says:

    Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

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