AGE IN A BALANCED WAY KEEPING IT AREA
When we open an apple in half it starts to get dark quickly. This is because the cell structure is damaged, that is, it is oxidized. When it comes in contact with the oxygen in the air, it reacts by darkening as a defense system for the apple itself. A common way to avoid this is to add a little lemon juice that slows down the oxidation process.
But if we do this whole process to prevent the apple from "aging", why not do it with the cells in our body?
Although our body has its own defense mechanisms to fight free radicals and protection against oxidative damage, it is estimated that at 35-40 years of age, our cells begin to decrease their capacity for regeneration and show evident signs of degeneration and oxidation starting the cellular aging process. In this sense, the Zone's diet becomes a key aid given its wealth of antioxidants, especially polyphenols, substances that can be found naturally in some foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.) and now, thanks to technology, in food supplements , which help to reduce the excess of free radicals which is mainly responsible for the damage caused to the cells of the body.
Here is a list of FOODS with high antioxidant power:
Vitamin E: carrot, tomato, spinach, avocado, asparagus ...
Vitamin C: pepper, kiwi, lemon, orange, cauliflower, etc.
Vitamin B5: chicken liver, salmon, broccoli, lentils and mushrooms.
Carotene and beta-carotene: carrots, tomatoes, spinach or pumpkin.
Flavonoids: fruits and vegetables, tea or wine.
Selenium: meats, fish, seafood, cereals, eggs, fruits and vegetables.
zinc: meat and viscera, fish, eggs and vegetables.
Anthocyanins: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or maqui supplement.
Stay in the zone, your health thanks you!