As we age, we are naturally exposed to free radicals from things like pollution or smoking cigarettes, which can cause cell damage and lead to common diseases. For this reason, a diet that is rich in antioxidants has many health benefits that can help protect and repair cells from the damage that is caused by free radicals. A number of the vitamins, minerals and compounds in food have antioxidant properties – vitamins A, C and E are among the most well known, as are selenium, flavonoids and lignan.
Some foods are extremely high in antioxidants. Here’s a great poster explaining the foods that you can consume on a regular basis to reverse the signs of aging and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Photo source: http://weheartit.com/entry/13866978#
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