Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. They can be damaging to the body. Antioxidants help to neutralise free radicals.
Antioxidants that are beneficial to mental wellbeing and cognitive performance:
Vitamin C - supports epithelial barrier function against pathogens and promotes the oxidant scavenging activity of the skin, thereby potentially protecting against environmental oxidative stress
Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits such as papaya, peppers and potatoes
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods.
Vitamin E containing foods are - Nuts (such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts/filberts), Seeds (such as sunflower seeds), Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach and kale)
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