Saturday, July 3, 2010

Knowing antioxidant for better living and long life

Antioxidants are a group of compounds that are produced by the body and that occur naturally in many foods. Antioxidants work together in the body to maintain our health and vigor well into the late decades of life. They do this by protecting us from damage caused by free radicals, which can injure healthy cells and tissues.

The body produces free radicals in the normal course of energy production, but there are also substances in our surrounding environment certain chemicals, smoke, pollutants, solar radiation that trigger the production of free radicals. Don’t underestimate the threat free radicals pose to our health and well-being. Scientists now believe that free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis to cancer to cataracts.

In fact, free radicals are a major culprit in the aging process itself. By controlling free radicals, antioxidants can make the difference between life and death, as well as influence how fast and how well we age. The more you understand about antioxidants and how they work, the more you will understand and appreciate the profound role they play in keeping you healthy and happy.

Glutathione peroxidase is the general name of an enzyme  family with peroxidase activity whose main biological role is to protect the organism from oxidative damage. The biochemical function of glutathione peroxidase is to reduce lipid hydroperoxides to their corresponding alcohols  and to reduce free hydrogen peroxide to water.

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