Antioxidants are substances or molecules mostly found in foods. They act as scavengers that reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that attack the body through forms of stress, bad food, sickness, etc.
Antioxidant fruits include: acai berry, camu-camu, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, aronia berry, mangosteen, bilberry, banana, passion fruit, rambutan, grapes, blueberry, goji berry, pomegranate, kiwi fruit, and many more.
Most antioxidant fruits contain amino acid, lycopene, lutein, vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, fiber, zinc, protein, iron, and calcium. Bananas are known for its great source of potassium and vitamin B6. On the other hand, acai berry is known for its high levels of anthocyanins, while the passion fruit is also rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
- protects cells
- builds new good cells
- helps in digestion
- prevents risk of cancer and heart attack
- fights off infections
- relieves inflammation
- boosts immune function
- improves blood circulation
- protects the liver
- helps improve eyesight
- relieves anxiety and insomnia
- improves and increases sexual function and fertility
- eases constipation
- prevents diarrhea
- reduces the risk of blood pressure
- prevents stroke attacks
- fights aging
- blocks diabetes
- strengthens the immune system and many more