Without them our body is helpless and vulnerable to the damage of free radicals . Antioxidants are essential to stop the uncontrolled negative effects of these agents responsible for premature aging and certain diseases.
WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT?
These are substances present in nature, including your body, in order to protect cells . In short, it could be said that they have the super power of preventing chemical alterations that occur when in contact with oxygen in the air , which is commonly called oxidation , hence their name “antioxidants.”
WHY ARE THEY NECESSARY?
To explain it better, we will have to start by explaining what oxidative stress is, a term that you have surely heard a lot about.
Oxygen , especially that which comes from cellular respiration , is not always good. How are you staying? And this is because it participates in the formation of free radicals , oxygen atoms whose chemical structure is out of balance because it either has an extra electron or is missing it.
Being highly reactive , these molecules attack cells , particularly DNA and proteins . Thus, when our defense system is not able to carry out this protection, it causes oxidative stress , a phenomenon that accelerates early cellular aging or can even cause certain diseases such as cancer .
HOW DO ANTIOXIDANTS ACT?
In a context like the one we described above, the role of an antioxidant is to trap free radicals and neutralize them . For this reason, they are also called anti-free radicals or anti-radical agents.
And how do they do it? Very easy, binding to that unstable electron to restore chemical balance and prevent them from binding to healthy cells . If you apply them to your skin, their function will be the same but at the level of the stratum corneum, that is, in the most superficial layer of the epidermis.
AN ANTI-AGING SHIELD
Oxidative stress affects the entire body and the first thing that manifests it is your skin in the form of premature aging . And due to our way of life, we are overexposed to the harmful effects of free radicals (UV rays, pollution, blue light from mobile devices).
Free radicals weaken skin cells, deteriorating collagen and elastin , the fibers responsible for youth . As a consequence, wrinkles and early expression marks appear, as well as a loss of luminosity and firmness .
Therefore, it is essential to include antioxidant agents that stop the “abnormal” acceleration of aging due to free radical damage.
BENEFITS OF ANTIOXIDANTS ON THE SKIN
GIVE ANTIOXIDANTS TO YOUR SKIN
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Make sure your diet is balanced. To do this, you must consume five fruits and vegetables a day that will provide your body with the necessary amounts of these active ingredients.
Do you want to know which foods are richest in antioxidants?
- Melon, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, all of them rich in carotenoids.
- Fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
- Oily nuts such as walnuts or hazelnuts.
- Onion, leeks, garlic, all of them from the Alliaceae family
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