Superfoods against aging
Secondary plant substances, the secret weapon against aging
In addition to relaxation and sufficient sleep, plenty of exercise and a healthy diet, plant substances known as superfoods also play an important role. They are rich in antioxidants and can bind free radicals. Alongside vitamins and minerals, these secondary plant substances in particular create an antioxidant effect. One example is polyphenols, some of which even more potent than vitamins A and C. It's what contains the power substance found in cocoa, tea, spices or berries, which are considered the classic superfoods. Flavonoids are also secondary plant substances. They reinforce the antioxidant effect of vitamin C. Secondary plant compounds can also prevent the oxidation of vitamin E. They are therefore the true miracle foods against aging.
The ORAC value - the unit of measurement for an antioxidant effect
The abbreviation ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity and refers to the antioxidant capacity of a product. The higher the value, the more free radicals can be neutralized and the better the antioxidant capacity. The daily requirement of ORAC units is between 5,000 and 7,000 units (nmol TE*/100 g).
Publiziert am von Dr. Barbara Hendel