Antioxidants and where to find them

Antioxidants and where to find them


Antioxidants occur naturally in our bodies and in plant-based foods like fruit, vegetables, tea, coffee and chocolate. They help to neutralise free radicals – the reactive molecules that can damage cells and contribute to disease.


Free radicals are known to be increased by things like poor diets, stress, smoking and pollution. So our bodies may benefit from an antioxidant boost by increasing our intake of the most powerful natural antioxidants.


Green Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and evidence suggests its compounds are able to act inside the liver.


Berries contains two important antioxidants: anthocyanin, which has been found to reduce inflammation, and quercetin, which has been linked to reducing blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure.


Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in sunflower seeds and avocados. A regular intake of Vitamin E is vital for people with liver disease and research suggests it can help reduce swelling in the liver.


Lycopene is a red antioxidant pigment found in fruits like tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon. It is a water-soluble vitamin that can’t be stored in the body and is thought to have particular benefits for the breasts, liver and prostate.


Curcumin is one of the most active substances inside the spice turmeric. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been shown to have benefits for the bowel, breast, pancreas and liver.


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