Why Do Plants Contain Antioxidants?

Why Do Plants Contain Antioxidants?

Photosynthesis is the process whereby plants convert light energy from the sun into stored physical energy. Photosynthesis exposes plants to a massive number of free radicals. Plants produce antioxidants to protect themselves from damage by free radicals. Antioxidant plant pigments, primarily carotenoids and polyphenls that are responsible for the bright colours of many orange, red, blue, and purple fruits, berries, and algae, provide most of this protection. Research has shown that human ingestion of these plant-based antioxidants results in similar protection. Research also shows that atioxidants work synergistically - the combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects - and are far more effective when a spectrum of antioxidants are ingested, rather than individual isolated compounds.

One teaspoon of Miessence BerryRadical contains the antioxidant equivalent of 8 servings of fresh fruits and veggies!

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