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Antioxidants have several properties; among the most famous we can say that improving the quality of life, helps in preventing many types of cancer and delay aging. Is fully satisfied that the antioxidants have irreplaceable virtues for human beings.
Our body produces large amounts of oxidants and free radicals. These oxidants hit our cells become damaged and also from outside our bodies enter substantial amounts of free radicals that we must attack for not oxidized. Among the most damage from this cause are of tobacco smoke, certain drugs and environmental pollution.
The human body has natural systems and to act against the harmful effects of these agents, but studies show regular consumption of fruits and vegetables is the best defense against these attacks. Both fruits and vegetables have the best natural antioxidants are: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and zinc.
Vitamin A is found in fish liver oils, butter, and cream and egg yolk. Vitamin C is in all citrus fruits, tomatoes, green vegetables, melon and cauliflower. Vitamin E we can eat in vegetal oils, nuts, soybeans and various seeds. Beta carotene is in the green and yellow vegetables and orange and red fruits. The zinc can consume it in red and white meats, seafood, dairy and seeds. Get used to eating fruits and vegetables daily will help prevent oxidation of our bodies.
The Mediterranean diet is considered scientifically one of the healthiest diets. This type of power is carried by the people of southern Europe and has found that in these countries mortality rates are much lower cardiovascular events issues from the rest of the world.
Also found that those doing the Mediterranean diet have better health and longer life expectancy.
Why the Mediterranean diet is good for health
This is because the Mediterranean diet includes lots of high antioxidant intake from fruits and vegetables and fatty acids such as Omega 3.
In this type of power is a very low consumption of red meats which are superseded by the fish and other seafood. Read the rest of this entry »