You might not necessarily see a connection between antioxidants and janitorial supplies. Well you need a bit more education. At the moment, some manufacturers of janitorial supplies offer environmentally “green”, biodegradable, and even organic cleaning products. But there are a few janitorial products including detergents and dishing washing lotions that contain vitamin E, which is an antioxidants. We actually believe as new scientific information emerges, there will be more janitorial cleaning products that contain antioxidants and other vitamins. It should be fascinating to see any of the present janitorial supplies manufactures embrace this new and healthier approach.
Although we know more about the beneficial effects of fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we know where to find these antioxidants. And while beneficial, they are not the panacea some suppose. I know someone who suspected they had an std and started eating healthy hoping for the best. That’s just crazy! If you suspect you contracted a disease, get tested. And if you’re concerned about confidentiality, there are many ways to test for std in private, like this home test from std-test-kits.org. Don’t make assumptions about fruits and vegetables being super foods that can cure all. They don’t. But they can help restore some balance and good function to bodies that have become acclimated to poor diets and in those cases can work wonders.
Let’s start with Vitamin A and Carotenoids. First of all, a carotenoid is a very highly colored (red, orange, yellow) group of fat-soluble plan pigments found is plants that rely on the sun for energy. Their antioxidant effects are huge. The better known beta-carotene is one of the most predominant carotenoid in vegetables like dark green leafy and orange-yellow vegetables. You can find Vitamin A in carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots, or pretty much all bright-colored fruits and vegetables. But you also find vitamin A in liver, dairy products and cod liver oil. And what vitamin A does is that it reduces your chances to anemia, infection, and it also helps your immune system and helps to avoid bronchitis.
Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits like oranges, lemon and limes etc, peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes. You also find it in Brussels sprouts, currants, potatoes and parsley. It essentially helps your body to fight against anemia, bronchitis, colds, capillary fragility, high cholesterol and stress. It also helps to heal better from sunburns and burns, and bruising.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body, like cholesterol. You can find Vitamin E in nuts and seeds, whole grains, egg yolks, and leafy green vegetables. It mainly help elderly people to maintain their immune function, and also helps children from epilepsy. It can also provide a better heal of burns and prevent sunburns, only if consumed in combination with vitamin C.
Some other common antioxidants can be found in soy, red wine, pomegranate, cranberries, tea etc. The list of good foods is not exhaustive so each and every single one person can find what they like to eat, enjoy these foods, and provide the necessary amount of good nutrients and antioxidants to their body. Also, this variety of food is consistent enough so no supplements should be needed. And of course, in addition, if we minimize the exposure to oxidative stress such as smoking and sunburn, we’re giving to our body all the chances to live a healthy life.
A wise person will remember what we have been discussing for the last few pages and not only that, they will make changes to reflect this in their everyday lives. It only makes perfect sense that if you want to be healthy you should be very aware of what goes into your body. With this in mind we all walk into the future much better than we used to be because we are aware of these facts.