Body's defense system

Our body is highly equipped to react to any kind of situation.
It has a defense system against free radicals.

Many enzymes (catalase, glutathion reductase, superoxide dismutase) are produced to limit the potent effects of the unpaired electrons.

It also counts on our diet. The foods we eat provide our body with antioxidants, which will quench free radicals. Not any kind of food contains these precious antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are the richest. A diet that provides large amounts of these two groups of food, will protect us against free radicals.

Antioxidants are chemicals that keep other substances from being oxidized. They can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.

Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietitian
© Copyright L. Livernais-Saettel 2002
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