The cells in our body get affected when there is nutritional deficiency and infection. Along with that free radicals also pose a threat by affecting the youth of the skin. The antioxidants present naturally in our body help reduce this effect. But there are also many fruits which have antioxidant qualities which make us immune. Antioxidants are the molecules which prevent oxidation from other molecules. These are found in good quantity in fresh fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are also known as scavenger because they help diminish the free radicals from our body and clean the blood.
Some fruits and vegetables which contain antioxidants are carrots, tomato, berries, garlic, red grapes, and cauliflower. Carrots contain beta carotene which is a very strong antioxidant. This is also present in sweet potatoes and turnips. Tomatoes have lycopene. This protects our lungs, heart and breasts from cancer. Berries, plum and raspberry have proanthocyanidin antioxidant which is very good for our heart and skin. Garlic fights free radicals, stops blood clot to protect our heart. Dry fruits and fish also have antioxidants in plenty. Red grapes have resveratrol and quercetin which prevent platelets from sticking to each other. They help in keeping blood vessels open. It also lessens the threat of Cancer, gastric ulcer and stroke. Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage have indole carbonell which protects from many types of cancers.