Free radicals: fight them with super foods

Written by: Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel
Published: | Updated: 19/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In Dermatology , there are several antioxidant treatments but, since they are very important for health, it is important to know antioxidant rich foods to prevent aging both inside and out.


Antioxidant Foods to Fight Free Radicals


The use of antioxidant creams is essential for the skin but great results can be achieved if you eat foods rich in antioxidants. These substances protect against free radicals, which are the cause of aging and other diseases.

  • Vitamin C: citrus, kiwi, pineapple, mango, kaki, melon, strawberries, pepper, tomato.
  • Vitamin E: soybean oil, olive oil, wheat germ, cereal germ, whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
  • Beta-carotene: carrot, pumpkin, spinach, apricot, cherries, melon and peach.
  • Lycopene: tomato, watermelon, papaya or blood orange.
  • Selenium: meat, fish, seafood, eggs, fruits and vegetables.
  • Zinc: meat, egg, fish, viscera, whole grains and legumes.
  • Copper: liver, fish, seafood, whole grains and green vegetables.

Other non-nutrient antioxidants are Isoflabones, which can be found in beans; Bioflabonides , located in citrus; Quercetin, onion and polyphenols, in olives. They can also be found in coffee, red wine and tea.




Combining food and cosmetics


The free radicals that are formed in the organism are among others: super oxide, hydroxyl, peroxyl, alkoxy, nitrogen oxide and trichloromethyl. Some factors that can stimulate the production of free radicals are inflammations, tobacco, exercise, air pollution, radiation and diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Therefore, in order to combat the appearance of free radicals, a diet rich in antioxidants must be added to the body. If you want a healthy and healthy skin, you should complement this diet with dermocosmetic products that incorporate antioxidants in its formula.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel

Dr. Serrano is Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and specialist in dermatology. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valencia (1975), conducted four years of residency in dermatology at the Dermatology Department of the General Hospital of Valencia. He later pursued graduate studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States), Charleston, South Carolina (United States) and Innsbruck (Austria). Until 1990 he held various positions such as deputy chief medical and clinical dermatology department of the General Hospital of Valencia.

Dermatologist Gabriel Serrano, founder and president of Sesderma laboratories, also heads the dermatology clinic that bears his name and is also a member of the most important schools of dermatology world. Also, dermatological research of Dr. Serrano in Sesderma laboratories have led to the emergence of new treatments and products that fight alopecia with new and more powerful techniques.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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