ANTIOXIDANTS (Thirteen Common Nutrients)

ANTIOXIDANTS (Thirteen Common Nutrients)

Nutritional Information you need to know:

If you analyze all of the most health-promoting, disease preventing, anti-aging, risk factor-limiting diets in the world, they all contain 13 common nutrients often called antioxidants. These nutrients are associated with reducing a wide range of chronic ailments.  Countless studies demonstrate that consumption of these nutrients will assist in keeping chronological and biological age synchronized as well as having less chronic disease.

These 13 “Super Nutrients” or antioxidants are as follows:

  1. Vitamin C
  2. Folic Acid
  3. Selenium
  4. Vitamin E
  5. Lycopene
  6. Lutein
  7. Zeaxanthin/Astaxanthin
  8. Beta-carotene/vitamin A
  9. Glutathione
  10. Resveratrol
  11. Fiber
  12. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  13. Polyphenols/plant/fruit bearing antioxidants

Certainly not saying these are all you need nutritionally but they are important for various physiological functions and optimal health.  Depending on your work or home environment, your exercise, your foods and some other factors, it will dictate the amount of antioxidants you need regularly. 

How many of these nutrients are contained in your diet or supplementation now?