Brain Health and Antioxidants

Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It requires support from other major organs as well. In order to deal with oxygen radicals produced in your brain, relevant enzymes and antioxidants should be produced. As brain plays the prominent role in your body, it is also one of the highly vulnerable organs of your body. Hence, you should take enough care to protect your brain by taking essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Brain Demands

Antioxidants and brain health
You will be amazed to find that even though your brain is just 2% of your body weight, it requires 20% of heart’s blood output to supply the required oxygen. Your brain communicates with other organs of your body by producing certain chemicals. It is very important to understand the fact that if your brain cells die they are beyond any means of repair. This important fact signifies the importance that you should attribute to proper care of your brain.

The oxygen supply to your brain might be impaired if you meet with a head injury, lung or heart disease. If your brain continues to work at a reduced level of oxygen supply, it will lead to stress and it will give room for production of harmful free radicals.


Role of Antioxidants

In order to protect your brain from harmful oxidative stress, you should consume food items that are full of antioxidants. Fruits such are strawberries, blueberries; elderberries and spinach are an abundant source of antioxidants. By taking fruits and vegetables that supply plenty of antioxidants in your body, you can fight against the harmful free radicals. As you supply the required amount of antioxidants, you will cause the reversal of the process that lead to stress on your brain. Thus by supplying antioxidants to your body, you can prevent the brain from its aging effect.


An Antioxidant Found in Various Fruits

  • Blackberries – Gallic acid
  • Blueberries – Chlorogenic acid
  • Red Raspberries – Ellagitannins
  • Strawberries – Ellagic acid

Antioxidant Fruits

Blackberry is both delicious and rich in nutrients. As the darkness of the Blackberry increases the presence of antioxidants within the fruit will be more. Blackberry’s ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is 8000 units per every 250 ml. Black raspberries are rich in taste, full of antioxidants and less known to the public. Black raspberries have shown tremendous power to inhibit the growth of tumor and the related blood vessels. It has ORAC greater than 15,000 per every 250 ml. In addition to antioxidant supplying potential, strawberries are great blood thinners. They will not let the growth of oxidizing cells and thus, it will protect your brain from the formation of harmful free radicals.

A number of food supplements are available in the market to address the needs of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. Raspberries Ketone Plus is the new promising food supplement which is derived from a number of fruit extracts. You can consume one or two pills per day to get all the nutrients and antioxidants required for your body. You can also take these pills along with breakfast and lunch.

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  • Sam April 30, 2014 at 08:27

    Hi had brain tumor removed I’ve finished chemotherapy but in still using keppra an anti epilepsy drug. Are these raspberry keytones ok for me to use.


    1. Admin May 02, 2014 at 18:36

      Hi Sam, thank you for interest in Raspberry Ketone Plus, but I won’t recommend you to take any supplements alone with your prescription drugs. Anyhow, please talk to your doctor, and then come to visit us again :), we wish you the best for your health, thank you.


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