What are Antioxidants and Why are they so Important?

infographicaox_02We hear a lot about those wonderful antioxidants, but how do we get them? The infographic “What are Antioxidants and Why are they so Important” is timely and informative. We are more diet conscious and nutrition-oriented these days than ever before. We are now reminded in this colorful hybrid image that certain food groups hold the answer to better health– a stronger immune system and less debilitating disease.

The words “free radicals” inspire fear and concern. They cause heart disease, cancer, and more. Beginning with the assertion that antioxidants neutralize them, the infographic, in a pleasant swath of blue, lists five interesting facts that everyone should know, including their chemical nature, how they are produced in the body, the role they play in anti-aging, and spices as a surprising key source.

Many of our favorites follow in the section “the 10 best antioxidant-rich foods.” With the importance of each highlighted in the text, the chart makes you crave more berries, broccoli, garlic, green tea, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, spinach, cherries, and peaches. It is comforting to note how good these choices are for the palette while they protect the heart and other vital body organs.

At the bottom of the infographic is an Antioxidant Food Table illustrating in simple words and images the importance of vitamin C and E, selenium, and beta carotene. You see how to get them via many gustatory choices which makes for easy compliance. To sum up, the important role of antioxidants and their most effective and readily available mode of consumption is at hand in this telling infographic. You are a step further on the road to health and well-being if you take these new dietary good habits with you in tow.

 

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