Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients, such as:
Antioxidant–rich foods include:
Nopalea, the breakthrough wellness drink from TriVita® contains a class of rare and potent antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Nopalea is sourced from the fruit of the Nopal cactus. Once believed to simply be the pigments that give the Nopal cactus fruit its rich color, these particular bioflavonoids have since been shown to be powerful and rare antioxidants – found in just a few of the world’s plants.
But first things first: what are antioxidants and how do they work?
Oxidation and free radicals
A natural process in the body called “oxidation” produces free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage cells, proteins and DNA. Oxidation can occur during respiration, metabolism (when the body breaks down food), and as part of the inflammation process, which is part of the body’s immune system response. Additionally, the constant bombardment of external toxins such as pesticides, air pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation and other environmental pollutants can generate a small army of free radicals in your body.
Free radicals are atoms or molecular pieces that are missing a stabilizing electron. So, they are constantly seeking their missing electron, and are willing to steal it from anything they can. Left unchecked, these free radicals can go on a cell-damaging free-for-all as they seek their missing electron. This in turn causes a chain reaction: As free radicals steal electrons from other cells, the robbed cells themselves become unstable free radicals. Thus, the vicious cycle continues…
This chain reaction and the harm it can cause to cells, called oxidative damage, builds up over time. It is this cumulative damage that has been linked to a multitude of serious health conditions.
This is where antioxidants can help.
How antioxidants work
Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients that work by interacting with and neutralizing free radicals – and may even help protect against the damage free radicals can cause. Some common antioxidants include beta carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E – but there are many more.
Foods high in antioxidants include many fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains and some meats, poultry and fish. A source of rare and potent antioxidants is the fruit of the Nopal cactus, which is a key ingredient in Nopalea, the wellness drink that is changing people’s lives!
Nopalea’s rare and potent antioxidants
When a cell is assaulted, it can lose strength and collapse. Bioflavonoids help strengthen cellular walls – as well as help neutralize toxins and drain away toxic waste. Bioflavonoids also act as anti-inflammatory nutrients, helping the body to reduce inflammation.
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