Работают ли антиоксидантные добавки?

НИШ, Сербия – О влиянии питания на здоровье было известно со времен древней Греции. Наш организм просто не в состоянии синтезировать многие важные соединения, так что наше здоровье отчасти зависит от того, что мы едим и пьем.

Антиоксиданты, которые, как полагают, помогают нам защититься от рака и сердечных заболеваний, представляют собой как раз один из таких классов веществ, которые должны поступать в наш организм с пищей. Исследования показали, что более высокий уровень потребления фруктов и овощей снижает риск хронических заболеваний.

Фрукты и овощи являются источниками многих веществ, небольшие количества которых необходимы для организма, и некоторые из этих веществ, в том числе бета-каротин (провитамин А), витамин С, витамин Е, а также соединения селена, обладают антиоксидантным действием. Но что именно делает фрукты и овощи такими полезными, пока не ясно.

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