Neha Chanda dietitian and nutritionist tells us about anti ageing-antioxidants its sources and requirement of antioxidant nutrients
Anti aging- antioxidants!!
Antioxidants are substances which can counteract the damaging effects of the normal process of oxidation in the body. They are nutrients like vitamins and minerals which play an important role in preventing chronic diseases likecancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts.
Free radicals are produced within our body due to normal processes like metabolism, respiration, pollution, sunlight, smoking, alcohol and strenuous exercise but it poses stress on the body when excessive free radicals are produced beyond the bodyâ€™s capacity to fight against it. Free radicals are unstable molecules and attack various cells in our body in order to become stable thereby damaging our organs. Antioxidants stabilize these free radicals without undergoing damage and hence protecting us from health problems.
Sources and requirement of antioxidant nutrients