Some of the Forgotten Antioxidants

Antioxidants are an important group of chemicals because they have the ability to protect cells from damage. Antioxidants prevent the free radical damage associated with aging and disease. A number of antioxidants often get the plaudits for their role in health and these include vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E and other compounds such as alpha lipoic acid and coenzyme Q10. However, many foods are rich in antioxidants that can produce significantly better effects due to the presence of a range of chemicals that act synergistically. For example, garlic is a highly nutritious food that consistently provides significant antioxidant protection in studies. Herbs and spices also generally have very high amounts of antioxidants in them. Berries are another super food that is often overlooked when considering antioxidants. Whole foods containing multiple forms of antioxidants tend to be superior to individual compounds in high concentrations, and should therefore be the cornerstone of a healthy diet. 

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Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.
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