Antioxidants –What are they?

Despite the fact that they were discovered in 1948, the general public still don’t understand what they are, that our bodies manufacture them, and the important role they play in protecting us from literally rusting away.

As the name suggests antioxidants combat oxidization of cells in the body which are said to cause a barrage of diseases including high blood pressure.

Try an experiment.

Take the juice of a lemon which contains vitamin C and coat one half of a freshly cut apple with it but not the other half. You will notice the uncoated half will start to turn brown very quickly. This reaction is called oxidization.

The other half coated with lemon juice, however, takes much longer to turn brown because the vitamin C, an excellent antioxidant, slows this erosive process right down.

The same erosive process is going on within the cells of our bodies continuously, and although it is an essential process, our bodies try to keep it in check by its own manufactured …

When I was just a two year old nipper, hanging onto my mothers apron strings, olive leaf extract was being studied for its ability to lower high blood pressure in mild hypertensives. So it comes as a shock to me that they are announcing it as if it was never known before as being one of the herbal remedies for high blood pressure.

Olive leaf extract is a known vaso-dilator, meaning, it can open up the arteries and allow more blood to pass through.

The Mediterranean diet includes olive oil in many of the recipes because of its healthy status for helping to reduce weight and blood pressure, so, many of us are quite familiar with the health benefits of the olive fruit. The leaf however, bathed in stardom way back during the flood in Noah`s day.

Maintaining its respect throughout the centuries, now it`s centre stage and in the spotlight again with its super ingredient Oleuropein.

A healthy heart is important for a healthy circulatory system and Oleuropein was noted in 1962 …