Posts Tagged ‘antioxidant’

Which is the best antioxidant?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

FruitsThere is nothing surprising in that the topic is particularly relevant antioxidants – those beneficial nutrients protect us from the harmful effects of free radicals that are responsible for the development of many cardiovascular diseases, cancer and aging processes. Below we offer you answer the questions, what amount of antioxidants it is desirable to adopt, is it possible to overdose vitamins A, C, E and other “defenders” of the immune system.
1. How do we know whether getting enough antioxidants?
There is no way to know, as yet not known the exact recommended quantities to be consumed. To meet the daily needs of the body, include in your diet foods rich in antioxidants – mostly a variety of vegetables and fruits. If you are a complex of vitamins and minerals, observe the recommended doses indicated on the label.
2. Can you overdose antioxidants?
The rule that too much is not good good, and true in this case. Experts argue that large amounts of antioxidants could overload their immune system, damaging the body’s ability to “samopopravya. Such a problem when taking the recommended amounts of antioxidants does not exist. If you are taking large doses of one or a limited number of antioxidants in the human body balance can shift in an unfavorable direction, by reducing the benefits of other antioxidants.

Fruits and vegetables are good for the memory

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Fruits VegetablesThe presence of more fruits and vegetables in the daily menu improves cognitive function in the brain, says an international team of neuroscientists from the University “Heinrich Heine” hospital “St. Elizabeth” in Cologne (Germany), University of Perugia (Italy) and Temple University “(Temple University) in the United States. Scientists have studied the correlation between the consumption of fruit and vegetable antioxidant content in blood and brain activity of people between 45 and 102 years. Results showed that those whose diet each day attended by 400-500 grams of fruit and vegetables have high levels of beneficial antioxidants in the body and thus low performance of lipid damage by free radicals. Moreover, their ability to remember and use the saved is considerably higher than those in fruit and vegetables are less than 100 grams per day.

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