Free radicals are responsible for about 80% of the negative symptoms associated with aging. Antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, and selenium, help combat free radicals.
– Main sources of Vitamin C include fresh fruit like gooseberries and kiwis; citrus fruit (lemons, oranges, grapefruit); fresh vegetables, especially parsley, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green peppers and potatoes.
– Vitamin E helps protect cells and tissues. Main food sources are wheat germ, hazelnuts and almonds; leafy green vegetables, notably lettuce and spinach; tomatoes; whole grains; cod liver oil, vegetable oils.
– Selenium has been the subject of a number of studies and scientific publications in recent years. This mineral seems to be just as important as Vitamin C for preventing aging, and helps prevent degenerative diseases. Good sources include sprouted wheat and whole grains; garlic also helps fight heart disease; onions; brewer’s yeast; pineapples and meat. Supplements in capsule or pill form are also available.