antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

Antioxidants


What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are highly beneficial compounds that inhibit oxidation when consumed. Antioxidants are well known for their anti-inflammatory, free radical neutralization properties, as well as disease and cancer prevention or reduction. Whole grain flour is rich in antioxidants. Flours like buckwheat, wheat, sorghum, triticale, amaranth, brown rice, spelt, oat, rye, corn and quinoa can be used to increase the antioxidant content of baked goods. You can claim a high antioxidant content if it is specific.

Function

By neutralizing or reducing free radicals, antioxidants rid the body of excess harm. They produce an unlimited amount of health benefits, in addition to those mentioned above, including anti-aging properties.

Composition

Ferulic acid is the major phenolic compound (antioxidant) found in grains.

Ferulic acid composition

Chemical structure of ferulic acid.

Types/Variations

Vitamin A, C & E, lycopene, lutein, selenium, phenolics and carotenoids are examples of antioxidants. They are found in a multitude of foods consumed every day, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and a minute volume in meat and poultry products.