The need and benefits that can be derived from the presence of antioxidants in the human cannot be overemphasised. These groups of chemical compounds have been discovered to be one the human body’s natural way of handling the presence of foreign agent in the body that may want to cause harm to the health of the body. These antioxidants in the human body do a lot of healthy functions but primarily, they work to cancel the actions and functions of the free radicals in the human body. These free radicals have the power and potentials to cause harm to the body.
Chemically, it is impossible or dangerous for the atom of a molecule to exist individually, meaning that most atoms cannot successfully exist in monoatomic form; hence they need to form what is called chemical bonding in order to form a molecule which is a more stable way for existence. But the atoms of the free radicals are never stable because they exist in singly. This single chemical form of existence necessitate the continuous and endless quest of the free radicals to form a bond with any possible atom they come in contact with, provided that atom have the same or related attribute as that of the free radical. This chemical reaction that is often caused by the free radicals makes them a very dangerous substance to be present in the body of humans. However, rom the food we eat, the water to drink to even the air that we breath, there are a lot of free radical agents that steadily and expressly enter into the human body.
The foregoing makes the presence of free radical almost impossible to completely eradicate. It also makes the available amount of free radical in the body high thus needing constant check in order to maintain the health of the entire body. Antioxidant which exist naturally in the human body, help the body to fight off the and as much as possible suppress or reduce the actions as well as the effects of these dangerous and unstable free radicals in the human body. These antioxidants are themselves a form of compound that have the ability to provide single atoms for the unstable atoms of the free radicals. Through this process of atomic provision, the unstable atom of the free radical is able to form bond with the newly provided atom by the antioxidant so that the other stable molecules in the human body can be spared from the damaging negative effects of the free radicals.
The aforementioned has shown the importance as well as benefits of antioxidant in the human body. This means that there is the need to have enough level of antioxidant in the human body for the maintenance of the body’s general well-being. However, as earlier noted, the level of free radicals in the human body often exceeds the amount of antioxidant that are available to combat the negative effects of the free radicals this necessitate the need for antioxidant boost in the body. There are actually many ways to get antioxidants in the human, some which include the intake of special scientifically prepared formula in the form of pills and syrups which are also known as supplements. These supplements are specially prepared to boost the level of antioxidant in the body in order to have enough quantity of the very essential substance that can combat with the high level of free radicals in the human body. Medically the intake of supplement is a success that has been approved by the medical associations worldwide. Nevertheless, some medical experts as well as nutritionist have argued that the constant intake of supplement may hold its own negative effect for the health of the body. This argument is based on the fact that the specially prepared supplement has chemical compositions which may not be too healthy for the body. Some have opined that although the intake of these supplements make produce positive results without any observed negative consequences due to the slow accumulation of toxins rom the chemical composition of the supplements, however, over time, the accumulation of these toxic substance have its own unhealthy effect on the human body system.
The foregoing is an indication that although the intake of antioxidant supplements has positive result towards the boosting of antioxidant level of the body, it is still not the best way to get antioxidants into the body. This is true because, or a method of antioxidant intake to be termed the best way, in means that very method of antioxidant boosting needs to be harmless both in the nearest and farthest future. Therefore there is the need to consider other ways to get antioxidants into the human body system. This quest for best ways to get antioxidant into the human body triggered a research by nutritionist to discover which fruits, foods and vegetables are rich sources of antioxidants. This research is necessary because when antioxidant is boosted through food sources, there are no negative effects on the body either in the near or far future.
There are several foods and vegetables that are very rich sources off antioxidants. These includes; kale, plums, oranges, grapes, cherries, mangoes fruits, dark chocolates, rasp berries, artichokes, pecans, kidney beans, spinach, turmeric, cinnamon, cocoa powder, nutmeg as well as basil spice. All the above mentioned foods, fruits and vegetables are very healthy, nutritious and good for boosting antioxidant level of the body. These foods when consumed provide many other needed minerals and vitamins for the body while at the same time boosting the available amount of antioxidant in the body for effective against the dangerous actions and effects of the free radicals.
Summarily, there a different ways to get antioxidants into the human body such as supplement intake. However the consumption of foods and fruits that are rich in antioxidants is the best way to get antioxidant into the body.