Red fruits charge antioxidants to slow down cell aging. Everyone knows how useful antioxidants are – they fight the free radicals that cause aging. Antioxidants practically inhibit or prevent oxidation. Free radicals are particles that have odd electrons that are not in pairs.
By interacting with other molecules, they take away their electrons and thus break their structure. The damaged molecules, as they already have a missing electron, turn into free radicals. If a physico-chemical regulatory system that supports the rate of antioxidant consumption works normally, one is healthy.
Oxidative stress caused by free radicals is thought to be the cause of many diseases, including atherosclerosis, asthma, diabetes. Antioxidant activity is restoration of balance and liquidation of oxidative stress. Food antioxidants are the most well-known substances that fight free radicals. Some antioxidants are made by the body.
Fermentine antioxidants are present in all body tissues. Low-molecular antioxidants are vitamins C, A, E and K, as well as flavonoids, zinc and selenium microelements, female sex hormones, steroid hormones. Fruits and vegetables are a major source of substances that prevent oxidative stress. Most antioxidants are found in fresh fruits and vegetables that have an acidic or sour-sweet taste and are red, dark red, blue and black in color.
A large amount of antioxidants are found in blackberries, grapes and raisins, pomegranates, plums and prunes, citrus fruits, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Many antioxidants are found in cabbage, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, onions, garlic, spinach, aubergines, and in ripe beans. Spices that are rich in antioxidants include carnation, cinnamon, turmeric, savory and parsley. Antioxidant ability also has some nuts – nuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts. Cocoa, tea, coffee and red wine contain antioxidants.
Pomegranate – the antioxidant bomb
The pomegranate is one of the most useful fruits, which unfortunately still fall in the last ranks of consumption of fruits by the Bulgarian population. Unlike Asia, where it is revered from time to time, it can meet here in very few places in a cultivated form precisely because we prefer native fruits such as apples, pears, peaches. Little is known about the valuable properties of this fruit, which should no longer be among the exotic ones. If you still want to learn a little more about pomegranate, here’s what it is good to know:
– The pomegranate is very rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other invaluable ingredients that protect the human body from a number of diseases. The Arabs have successfully cured stomach diseases, headaches and even stenocardia, and the Chinese have used it as an anti-inflammatory agent; In recent studies on the benefits of pomegranate consumption, it is clear that it is probably the fruit that contains the most antioxidants. For this reason, it has been used since ancient times by Indians for rejuvenation;
“Today you can meet almost in all parts of Front, Central and Asia Minor, most revered in Afghanistan;
– In Bulgaria, from time immemorial, pomegranates are grown in the area of Petrich, Dolna and Gorna Gradeshnitsa, Sandanski and in large part the localities along the Struma River. However, most Bulgarian households do not pay due attention to the benefits and benefits of the Bulgarian households;
– Historically, the pomegranate is one of the oldest trees that are cultivated. There is even a pomegranate in the Egyptian tomb Tel el-Amarna, which dates back to about 2,500 BC It is mentioned even in the Old Testament pomegranate;
– Pomegranate is not a very pretentious tree and in its native places it can be seen as a wild plant. Unfortunately, if it is not cultivated, its fruits are often too acidic for consumption;
– If you do not have a yard, you can try to grow a pomegranate in a pot as there are already varieties adapted for this purpose.