5 Health Benefits of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are found in vegetables and fruits, especially bright colored vegetables such as Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Beets, red bell peppers, Onions, Corn and Eggplant. Fruits rich in Antioxidants are Prunes, berries such as Blackberries, Raspberries, plums, Oranges, Red grapes and Cherries. Antioxidants offer a lot of health benefits, the main benefit being its ability to fight the free radicals in your body which are capable of damaging cells and genetic material. Other health benefits of antioxidants are as following
1. Helps in preventing heart disease
Although studies are largely inconclusive, it is widely believes that a healthy breakfast dose of antioxidants may help prevent heart diseases. Green tea and light roasted coffee are rich sources of antioxidants and can be taken with your breakfast.
2. Anti-aging benefits
Antioxidants are known to slow some of the physical signs of aging by reducing wrinkles and giving the skin a natural glow. A diet rich in blueberry also was proved to improve the ability of brain cells to maintain long-term communication and establish strong connections.
3. Strengthening of the immune system
Antioxidants in food, especially Vitamin C strengthen the immune system of the body and help prevent many diseases such as common cold, fever and also possibly breast cancer.