13 May Antioxidant fruits properties, benefits, and usage
Fruit, yes, in this article you will discover what antioxidant fruits and food are. You will know all the benefits that these foods can bring to skin and body.
First of all, what causes the aging of the organism?
What are free radicals?
Our body is made up of cells, which in turn are made up of molecules. All these molecules consist of atoms linked by chemical bonds. Atoms have protons and electrons that orbit the atom. These electrons can be shared with other atoms to achieve maximum stability.
Over time, people are exposed to pollution, UVA rays, high-fat diets, stress, tobacco, medications, etc. Elements that, in most cases, cause a weak bond between atoms and create a free radical.
Free radicals are atoms that have a free unbalanced electron, which needs a proton to regain equilibrium. That atom normally steals the proton from another atom to get balance. This causes a chain reaction since now there is another unbalanced atom (cell). This atom repeats the process by subtracting a proton from another atom. In high concentrations can be harmful to the body, because cells end up damaged. Cells age and oxidize, causing health problems and favor the body’s aging process.
It is important to note that the body can fight and neutralize free radicals. For example, the immune system does fight against bacteria and viruses. The body can fight against free radicals that occur naturally, but not when production is excessively high. It is for this reason that it is important to help the body neutralize free radicals.
What are antioxidant fruits?
Foods rich in antioxidants help the body neutralize free radicals caused by pollution, food or tobacco. It should also be noted that over time the natural production of antioxidants by the body decreases. Hence, food rich in antioxidants is considered the best against aging.
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from free radicals, helping to delay aging and oxidation of cells. These are substances that fight against the imbalance of cells and help protect the body from diseases.
A diet rich in antioxidants can help protect the body against external aggressions and keep it balanced, healthy and young. These foods will give your body energy, reduce the aging of cells.
Some foods that can provide antioxidants to your body are fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and some meats, poultry, and fish.
Properties of antioxidant fruits
Antioxidant foods and fruits help to eliminate free radicals from the body and delay aging and the appearance of diseases. Antioxidant properties are found in foods that contain vitamins of groups A, C, and E. In addition, fruits and vegetables have antioxidants such as phenolic compounds and carotenoids, beta carotene, zinc, and selenium.
Antioxidant properties in vegetables can be recognized with the color; more color, more antioxidants. Vegetables with a high level of polyphenols have more vivid colors than others. They are usually found in the skin of fruits. For example, anthocyanins make fruits red, blue or violet; flavones provide a yellow color and resveratrol is found in the skin and seeds of the grapes. Carotenoids have orange, red and green colors.
Benefits of antioxidant fruits
Antioxidant fruits and other antioxidant food help protect cells, providing benefits to the body.
The intake of antioxidants helps delay the aging of cells and the body. Antioxidants reduce the oxide that over time damages and inflames the tissues. Elements such as vitamins C and E, provitamin A and minerals such as zinc and selenium help the formation of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for structuring the skin, bones, and organs of the body. In addition, proteins help to regenerate cellular tissues.
Fruits, due to their antioxidant power, help to have youthful firm skin. Ten of the best fruits to minimize the lines of expression and age marks of the skin are: kiwi, pomegranate, watermelon, grapes, avocado, papaya, apple, banana, blackberries, and mangosteen.
Protection against diseases
Antioxidants can reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in cells. People with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with polyphenols (anthocyanins, flavones, …) and carotenoids have less risk of heart disease, neurological diseases, and premature aging. Some studies have shown that antioxidants help in the prevention of diseases such as cancer, BioFactors (2004). Other studies, such as the one published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2002), show that antioxidants reinforce the body’s immune system.
Antioxidant fruits and foods help to improve people’s mood. Potassium, copper, and iron improve people’s energy.
In short, vegetables with antioxidants provide a multitude of benefits on the human body helping in the fight against free radicals with its antioxidant power. The most important benefits are:
- Protection against diseases
- Improve mood
Uses of antioxidant fruits
When we think of fruit, the first use that comes to mind is the food. And yes, antioxidant fruits provide multitude of nutrients to the body. Antioxidant fruits and vegetables help the body to neutralize free radicals caused by pollution, food or tobacco.
Nevertheless, this is not the only use. Vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants are very effective in the fight against the aging of the body and are used in cosmetics. Antioxidant fruits, both consumed and applied to the skin, reduce the effects of age and help to have a firm and youthful skin.
In the products of the New Zealand edition of KLAU, kiwi and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are used. A perfect cocktail to offer an anti-aging formula for skin with high antioxidant power. The kiwi has a high antioxidant power that reaffirms the skin and delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This antioxidant fruit has vitamin C and E that reduces the damage caused to the skin by free radicals. KLAU formula also contains grapes, a fruit rich in manganese and vitamin C that helps prevent the damage caused by UVA rays. It also fights against the aging process, regenerating the skin from the inside.
Due to the benefits that antioxidant fruits can provide to the skin, KLAU Beauty has three products that contain kiwi and Sauvignon Blanc grapes:
KLAU products have an exclusive anti-aging formula rich in vitamin C made with extracts of kiwi skin and Sauvignon Blanc grape seeds. The kiwi and grapes used in KLAU products come from organic crops that grow under the New Zealand sun. The land used for farming has low metal levels. The skin of the kiwi and the seeds of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are used to extract all the properties and benefits of these fruits. During the extraction, 100% purified water is used and no chemicals or corrosive solvents are added. Thus, KLAU uses natural, clean, chemical free and quality actives. This cocktail of kiwi and Sauvignon Blanc grapes is rich in antioxidants and provides elasticity to the skin, improves hydration and reduces redness and skin marks. This mixture fights against the signs of age, oxidation and skin stress.
Discover all that kiwi and Sauvignon Blanc grapes can offer to your skin with the products of the KLAU Beauty New Zealand edition. And remember, wake up your natural beauty!