Apples!!! You Have Done Miracles for Me

May 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Anti Aging

Aging is a normal physiological process. Although the final direction that everyone, sooner or later, will end up in, it’s human nature to find ways to slow the aging process.

One of the proven ways to combat aging is the use of antioxidants. Many scientific studies have shown that antioxidants reduce both physical and mental degeneration.

How antioxidants protect the body against premature aging?

Free radicals are byproducts of various physiological processes in the body. The presence of free radicals in the body can lead to oxidative stress, which represents a threat to the growth and repair of body tissues. Antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body that can be reached from the environment and in foods that have antioxidants help the body by reducing the power of free radicals, thus ensuring that the body’s cells normally can grow and repair the body.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Therefore, the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is never far from the truth. Antioxidants in the form of phytonutrients found in high levels in apple juice. These phytonutrients include quercetin, phloridzin, catechin and chlorogenic acid. These powerful antioxidants also have antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Apple juice is also rich in polyphenols and flavonoids. Both are powerful antioxidants that can help the body fight the telltale signs of aging.

Among the many antioxidants in apple juice, quercetin is the most popular. It has powerful anti-aging benefits, since it can stimulate the body’s defenses against inflammation and cell damage – the two main contributing factors that can accelerate aging. Quercetin also enhances the body’s ability to produce collagen which is necessary for the strengthening of the extracellular matrix and the maintenance of skin elasticity.

Apple juice is rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). This organic matter has exfoliating properties, giving life to the dull and lifeless skin to reveal a radiant and younger. AHA is also shown to lighten age spots and difficult to remove skin blemishes. AHA works by causing the outer layers of the skin to peel in order to stimulate new cell growth. Exfoliation is also said to encourage the formation of collagen, which fills in fine lines opening skin soft and supple. The presence of antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acid apple juice are undoubtedly an important ingredient for many anti-aging skins cares.

 

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