What are antioxidants and what are they for?

What are antioxidants and what are they for?

Antioxidants are substances known as “free radical scavengers.” They can prevent or delay some types of cell damage. They are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables.

The best sources of antioxidants are plant foods, especially fruits and vegetables.

Brota superfoods high in antioxidants are:

Cocoa : Natural cocoa is one of the foods with the greatest antioxidant capacity thanks to its high polyphenol content, between 10 mg and 50 mg per gram.

Maqui : The Chilean maqui is the one with the highest concentration of delphinidine, the greatest antioxidant power worldwide.

Rosehip : Brota rosehip powder contains retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C, beta-carotenes, flavonoids, tannins. Having a high anti-aging power.

Goji Berries: Rich in carotenes such as lycopene or lutein, vitamin C and E and minerals such as magnesium.

Camu Camu: Contains a high amount of bioflavonoids and essential amino acids, such as serine, valine and leucine. So it is, as we said, a delicious source of vitamin C, up to 60 times greater than oranges.

Matcha Tea: It is rich in antioxidants and contains Vitamins A, B2, C, D, E, K, potassium, proteins, calcium, iron and chlorophyll, components that protect against harmful free radicals responsible for aging and tissue deterioration.

Golden Berries: Has vitamins A, C and B complex (rich in pectins), as well as iron and phosphorus. Loaded with antioxidants, fiber and minerals.

Ceylon Cinnamon: Cinnamon is packed with compounds, such as procyanidins and polyphenols, that provide powerful antioxidant effects.

Kale : in addition to containing high levels of nutritional elements, it is rich in antioxidants beneficial to human health. These antioxidants are composed of different vitamins (C, E, carotenes, tocopherols, others), phenolic compounds (flavonoids, anthocyanins, others.)