Sunday, April 20, 2014

Article of the Week- Antioxidants


Thank you so much for stopping by Fit 2 Be for your Sunday post! Today we are focusing completely  on antioxidants. If you have any questions concerning antioxidants, please comment below, and we'll be sure that you receive an answer. :)

What's the Problem?

In our bodies, a process known as oxidization occurs. Oxidization is the splitting of the molecules. The molecules that split are called free radicals; the free radicals are lacking electrons, so they seek out other molecules' electrons to become complete. The problem is that when the free radicals take the electrons from the other molecules, they leave a void, which causes a rundown in the cells that can enhance the affects of aging.

What's the Solution?

Well, we all know that if there is a problem, there must be a solution. The solution for the oxidization process is antioxidants. Antioxidants' role is to bond with the free radicals before they can deprive the other molecules of their electrons. This prevents the free radicals from harming the other molecules.

Where can Antioxidants be Found?
Antioxidants are found in many foods as well as beverages. You can receive antioxidants from your diet or from supplements. Some foods high in antioxidants include:
  • Berries
  • Beans
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Herbs
  • Dark Chocolate
Antioxidants can be found in certain beverages as well. Some examples are:
  • Green tea
  • Coffee
  • Red Wine
  • Fruit Juices
Those who prefer to receive antioxidants from supplements, have a large selection of products that may be purchased online or at your local health store. We recommend the 18 Again antioxidant supplements. You can find these at our website:

What are the Benefits of Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are beneficial to your body by slowing down the signs of aging. There are also implications of antioxidants preventing numerous degenerative diseases including:
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Immune Dysfunction
  • Muscular Degeneration
  • Alzheimer's Disease

In Short…

Antioxidants are an amazingly helpful nutrient that positively affects our body by eliminating free radicals that cause degeneration in the body's cells. By making our diet one that is rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, berries, etc., we can make certain that we our getting the antioxidants our body needs to fight off the free radicals.

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