Vitamins: antioxidant vitamins

Antioxidant substances counteract the effects of free radicals by moderating their damage, restoring cell damage, eliminating waste and inhibiting the phenomenon of oxidation.

When free radicals are in excess in the body (via tobacco, certain chemicals, excessive exposure to the sun), it can promote cellular aging, and many diseases.

The leaders of these antioxidant vitamins are: vitamins A, C and E.

  • Vitamin A is found in dairy products, egg yolk, liver, fatty fish ...
  • Carotenoids, precursors of vitamin A, are present in all orange-fleshed fruits and vegetables.
  • Vitamin C- rich: kiwi, citrus fruits, blackcurrant, but also cabbage, parsley ...
  • Vegetable oils, whatever they are, are an important source of vitamin E.

In a study ( carried out a few years ago, in France, it was shown that increasing the intake of certain vitamins and antioxidant minerals in people who were deficient in these elements ( below recommended nutritional doses), the risk of cancer occurrence was reduced.

Do you know the roles and benefits of B vitamins?> Vitamin B6
> Vitamin B12
> Vitamin B9 (or folate)
> Vitamin B8 (also: biotin or vitamin H)

In pictures: foods rich in vitamin C

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> Scurvy: severe vitamin C deficiency
> Vitamin E: a vitamin with strong anti-oxidant properties
> Vitamin D: what is it for?
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