Every day our body produces free radicals. In addition, every time we also continue to face attacks from outside the body of free radicals. Therefore, the body must be equipped with powerful weapons antidote to free radicals in sufficient amounts, the antioxidant!
There are two kinds of antioxidants, namely:
Antioxidants endogenous (made inside the body) in the form of a variety of enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase enzyme (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, catalase, and others
Antioxidants exogenous (from outside the body), such as vitamins A, C, E and Selenium.
Both types of antioxidants that work together to block free radicals by preventing the production of free radicals and convert free radicals into harmless compounds. Thus, antioxidants can prevent free radical damage the body’s cells.
One of many researched antioxidant properties and is believed to be vitamin A, C, E, and Selenium. Not be far away, we can obtain these substances from:
Apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, tomatoes, papaya, cassava leaves, spinach and red potatoes as a source of vitamin A
Wheat, vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables, egg yolks and nuts are rich in vitamin E
Do not forget to consume tomatoes, oranges, mango, melon, cabbage, guava, strawberries as a source of vitamin C
Selenium is a mineral substances and can be found in various types of meat and vegetables