A strong immune system is the basis of health. From a physiological point of view, this is largely maintained by the power of antioxidants. Free radicals are therefore antagonists.
In short, antioxidants are free radical scavengers and food for our immune system. Coming in all shapes and colors, they help our body's defenses to work at their optimal performance level. In sprouts, especially in cruciferous vegetables, we find huge amounts of readily available antioxidants for the body.
Free radicals are the opponents of antioxidants. They are reactive, aggressive oxygen molecules that are created in our body every day. As soon as the free radicals come into contact with a body cell, it is damaged and inoperable. In this case too, as in many areas of life, we must pay close attention to balance.
Classification of antioxidants
Antioxidants can be divided into 5 groups:
- trace elements
- Secondary plant substances
Effect of antioxidants:
- Strong anti-inflammatory effects (inflammation plays a role in almost all diseases)
- Cell protection
- Strengthens the immune system
- Anti-oxidative (reduces cell-damaging oxidative stress. This occurs as a result of free radicals.)
For an immune system that is bursting with strength, it is essential to provide our body with the right raw materials. With sprouts, we have a super simple, valuable and sustainable solution at hand. Let's support the immune system in this delicious way every day and thus raise our diet to a new, lively level.
your Theresa Berles