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Fruit Vegetables Produce Antioxidants

Jul 24, 2008
Much has been said about the advantages of antioxidants but did you know that they are able to help fight a number of diseases and conditions and all this from something found in plants. The amazing property of these phytonutrients is they seem perfectly compatible with our own bodies and can work in conjunction with them to protect us from disease.

To date, scientists have managed to index almost a 1,000 of these unusual compounds; but medical researchers believe that they are only just beginning and this could be the future of preventative health care in the world. Recent studies have indicated the phytonutrients found in fruit provide a whole host of natural health benefits; the anti-aging power of blueberries and the effect that cherries have on reducing joint pain, are just two of the benefits found so far.

Blueberries are one of the top quality fruits containing plenty of antioxidants while maintaining lower sugar content then most other fruits. The easiest way to inject concentrated amounts of these fruits is by drinking juice every day; many benefits have been found including an improvement in our circulatory system and an increase in our own ability to ward of illness. These can also strengthen the body's ability to fight disease and infection due to they're powerful antioxidants and healthy nutrients. The old saying about an apple-a-day couldn't be truer with evidence that they can help prevent the chance of heart conditions occurring.

Citrus fruits can be helpful because of the phytochemicals they contain. Tart cherries for instance have a number of properties which work together to help people who have arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Of course these fruits contain large amounts of vitamins B, C and E plus other which are already known to have beneficial effects on our health. Other types of antioxidants are found in mulberries, blackberries and blueberries, called resveratrol, Phytoalexins have anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

These amazing compounds seem to benefit the elderly with many properties that help reduce conditions found in aging like Alzheimer's, heart disease, blood pressure and stoke. Some cancers can also be prevented, along with heart disease, by eating tomatoes as part of a routine diet. There are a number of ways you can use tomatoes to gain the greatest antioxidant benefit from them and these include pureed, juice concentrate and sauce. Watermelons, recognized as a refreshing summer fruit also contain some of the most powerful phytonutrients yet found. People have been advised to eat more fruit (more than they currently consume) for some time but now the science behind this advice is finally beginning to show through.
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