Know why is it important to add antioxidants in your diet

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 18, 2017

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Quick Bites

  • Antioxidants help to boost your immunity.
  • The simplest way to consume antioxidants should be to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • You can also take supplements containing vitamin A, C, E and selenium.

Antioxidants help to rev up your immunity and decrease your chances of falling prey to diseases. Those who exercise regularly also need to take supplements of antioxidants as exercise generates more free radicals.

  • The primary way to intake antioxidants should be to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and also take supplements containing vitamin A, C, E and selenium.
  • Choose fresh fruits over canned juices.
  • Avoid boiling or overcooking your vegetables. You must steam, stir-fry, lightly cook or eat them raw.
  • Consume Omega – 3 fats as they reduce the damage caused by pollutants. Source of Omega – 3 fats are alsi seeds, fish, soybeans, pumpkinseeds and almonds.
  • Avoid cooking in oils that go rancid easily such as PUFA based oils derived from sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, cottonseed, and corn
  • Olive oil is richest in MUFA and doesn’t go rancid easily, hence is best to have. Other MUFA based oils are those derived from mustard seeds, til seeds, and groundnut.

Today’s modern, toxic world creates the need for supplementation. Without optimum food intake combined with in-appropriate vitamin supplements we cannot expect to live a healthy life. The key to keeping fit in today’s world is to back up your body’s own defense system by taking your vitamin supplements.

Image source: Getty



Write a Review
Is it Helpful Article?YES1 Vote 11161 Views 1 Comment
Post a Comment

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

  • prabu botany12 Sep 2011

    Antioxidant food is essential for life.

  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video
  • QnA