In our recipe posts we write a lot about the health benefits of different ingredients and words as antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes appear repeatedly. But do you know what they mean? If the answer to that question is no, don’t worry; we will give you a short and simple explanation.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are substances that occur naturally in our bodies but attack the fats, protein and the DNA in our cells, which can cause different types of diseases and accelerate the aging process. So easily put: Antioxidants function as rust protection for the body.
Enzymes are special types of proteins and are like all proteins made from strings of amino acids. Enzymes allow certain chemical reactions to take place much quicker than the reactions would when occuring on their own.
Vitamins boost the immune system and help cell and organs do their job. In other words: vitamins make our bodies work properly. We get our vitamins through food and you have probably read or heard a lot about Vitamin A, C and D. But what is the difference and through which food can you get these vitamins?
Good for the: eyes, immune system and skin.
Found in: milk, eggs, oranges and green vegetables.
Good for the: bones, blood vessels, teeth, gums and our brain.
Found in: berries, bell peppers, oranges, spinach and tomatoes.
Good for the: bones.
Found in: sunlight, milk, fish oil and eggs.
We hope this helped and if you still feel like a big question mark, leave a comment in the field below.
By: Henriette Danielsen