Polyphenol molecules are an important source of antioxidants because they have a chemical structure ideal to absorb the free radicals. Polyphenol molecules are more powerful antioxidants than vitamins.
WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT?
Antioxidant proprieties of fruit come from polyphenols. They are more effective than taking vitamins. Air that we breathe is used like fuel for our cells. This combustion generate wastes called free radicals. An antioxidant is simply a molecule that transforms the free radicals in products to decrease damaging effects.
Source: BELIVEAU, Richard Dr., GINGRAS, Denis Dr. Les aliments contre le cancer, Laboratoire de medecine moleculaire de l’Hopital Sainte-Justine, Université du Québec a Montreal, Edition du Trecarre, 2005. p. 103.
Some polyphenols act like a powerful antiinflammatory like the polyphenols from tea,
chamomile, liquorice and many other plants. They fight naturally muscular pain and muscle inflammation.
Source: DUKE, James A. Handbook of medicinal herbs. CRC Press, United States, 1985.
THEY CURE INFLAMMATORY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Polyphenols are molecules produced in the secondary metabolism of plants. The importance of polyphenols grows continuously because of their positive impact on health.
Polyphenols are naturally present in red fruits, red wine, mint, citrus, green tea, curcuma, apple, cabbage and many other plants.
Source: NACZK, Marian, SHAHIDI, Fereidonn. Phenolics in food and nutraceuticals, CRC Press, United States, 2004.
Polyphenol molecules are phytochemical compounds that allow plants to protect themselves against infections and damages caused by microorganisms. Phytochemical compounds produced by plants have antibacterial and antifungal functions. Introduced in these products, Nat-Phen offer a protection against diseases for animals and an health fortification by an increase of the immune response system.
Source: BELIVEAU, Richard Dr., GINGRAS, Denis Dr. Les aliments contre le cancer, Laboratoire de medecine moleculaire de l’Hopital Sainte-Justine, Université du Québec a Montreal, Edition du Trecarre, 2005.
¨The best doctor is nature: It cures three quarters of diseases and never tells bad things about it colleagues.¨
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)