Student’s Name Professor’s Name Subject Date New Zealand Antioxidant Nutritional Fact Sheet What is an Antioxidant? Antioxidant is a naturally occurring substance that reduces damaging effects caused by oxygen. It is a defense actor to the actions of deteriorations caused by substances such as free radicals. It also repairs tissue systems in the body through stabilizing the free radicals. For instance, enzyme found in the human body is a naturally occurring antioxidant. Each given enzyme play a role in terminating reactions in the body that are cell damaging. Roles of Antioxidant in the body They protect the body against diseases such as cancer. They may reduce age ‐ related illness such as loss of sight Provide nutritive quality diet Types and Sources of Antioxidants Types and sources of antioxidants are as tabled below. Type of Antioxidant Food sources Selenium Brazil nuts, Poached eggs, Baked hoki fillet, mushroom, Meat, Liver Polyphenols Tea, Apples, Pears, Red wine, Cocoa, Cherries
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