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Get Anti-oxidants with Leatherwood Honey!
Antioxidants are compounds that play a crucial role in maintaining our health and well-being. They are substances that can inhibit or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that are naturally produced during various metabolic processes or can be introduced from external sources like pollution and UV radiation. When left unchecked, free radicals can cause oxidative stress, which can lead to cellular damage and contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Antioxidants work by donating an electron to stabilize free radicals, thus preventing them from causing harm. They act as protective agents, helping to reduce inflammation, support the immune system, and promote overall cellular health. Antioxidants are found in a variety of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Incorporating a diverse range of antioxidant-rich foods into your diet is essential for promoting optimal health and well-being.
Honey has high levels of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are known for their anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties which have been noted to help assist the body fight off cancer causing agents.
Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey is known to be two to three times richer in antioxidants than other Australian honeys. It also contains high traces of the following:
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2),
- Niacin (Vitamin B3),
- Pantothenic acid (Vitamin 5),
- Vitamin B6,
- Folate (Vitamin B9),
- Vitamin C,
- Potassium and
Research by the University of Queensland's Australian Honey Research Unit has discovered evidence that Leatherwood Honey also contain significant levels of polyphenols. Polyphenols play important roles in cancer prevention, anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative processes.
Our usual source of natural anti-oxidants come mainly from our intake of fruits and vegetables. How much antioxidants one would need really depends on one’s lifestyle and health condition.
Taking 3 teaspoons of raw leatherwood honey a day would be close to the amount of antioxidants that we would need on top of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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