FYI and Education
Free radicals damage the growth, development and survival of cells in the body. Their reactive nature allows them to engage in unnecessary side reactions causing cellular impairment and eventually injury when they are present in disproportionate amounts. They directly impair cell membranes and DNA.
Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.
Antioxidants keep free radicals in check. Antioxidants are molecules in cells that prevent free radicals from taking electrons and causing damage. Antioxidants are able to give an electron to a free radical without becoming destabilized themselves, thus stopping the free radical chain reaction.
The blueberry is a popular choice. Blueberries have the most antioxidants of any of the fruits. Antioxidants work to get rid of free radicals on our skin, the cause of aging to our skin.
Fruits are great sources of vitamins, and blueberries supply quite a few different types. They are especially rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with external beauty because it helps with skin cell renewal.
Vitamin C and antioxidants can help prevent wrinkles that naturally come with age. Since blueberries are so rich in both a lot of people include blueberries in their skin products and use them on a daily basis. They can also be included in your diet as a healthy snack choice.