An antioxidant herb or compound mops up harmful free radicals, which are highly-reactive compounds that cause body damage at the cellular level. Free radicals cause this damage through a process called oxidation – the very same process that causes rust on metal. Antioxidants stop the “rusting” inside your body that results from oxidation.
- Beet Root (Beta vulgaris)
- Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
- Dill (Anethum graveolens)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
- Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Free Radicals – the Bad Guys
Free radicals are unstable molecules that created through the process of oxidation. When oxidation goes unchecked in the body, free radicals go on the rampage, disrupting normal body activity and causing cell tissue damage. This, in turn, contributes to harmful health conditions such as cancer and heart disease, inﬂammation and diabetes, neural disorders and even aging..
Antioxidants – the Good Guys
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, preventing their harmful effects in the body. This video provides an excellent explanation of how antioxidants work, and their incredible capacity to prevent chronic diseases by neutralizing free radicals in the human body.
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