What exactly are antioxidants? How important is having enough antioxidant in our body to keep us in good health? Can antioxidant reduce cancer risk?
Well, antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage which may eventually lead to cancer. It’s caused by the unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are harmful by-products mainly formed through the body’s metabolism and from external environments such as fried foods, smoking or drinking habit, air pollutants, sunlight exposure and etc. Hence, antioxidants act as protective substances to destroy free radicals by interacting with and neutralising the free radicals to prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. In other words, antioxidants are also known as ‘free radical scavengers’.
In addition, the body also makes some of the antioxidants that it uses to neutralise free radicals. These antioxidants are called endogenous antioxidants. However, the body relies on external sources, primarily the diet in order to acquire the rest of the antioxidant it needs. But when it comes to dosage, how much antioxidant should we take daily?
According to the current recommendations provided by the Unites States government and health organizations, it’s recommended to consume a varied diet with at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and 6 to 11 portions of grains per day. But wait, who would have time for this?
Thus, it’s important to maximize the antioxidant level in your body, to reduce cancer risk and have a healthy body. Let start with Packer today! A sachet of Packer a day, keeps the doctors away!