Antioxidants and polyphenols for the immune system

07.09.2020 14:14

Our jute products support your body and immune system with antioxidants and polyphenols.

We can explain how antioxidants work with an example from the kitchen. To prevent fruit from turning brown too quickly (whether in fruit salad or as a to-go snack), you can drizzle the fruit with lemon juice.

In our body, free radicals are produced daily by internal factors, such as metabolic processes or external influences, such as UV radiation. The free radicals are the brown spots on the fruit that we want to prevent. Too many free radicals lead to oxidative stress, which is partly responsible for skin aging, cancers, cardiovascular diseases and much more.
Through a healthy diet and antioxidant foods, free radicals are bound and removed from the body. Antioxidants and polyphenols are the citric acid for the fruits.

Polyphenols are phytonutrients and primarily protect the plant from sunlight and predators. They are also responsible for colouring and flavouring. For us humans, they have an immune-boosting effect and have anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive effects.

Both substances are mainly present in plants such as fruit, vegetables and legumes.

A value that assesses a food's ability to bind and absorb free radicals indicates the ORAC value. Jute powder has an ORAC value of 78 mmol TE/100g, which is the highest compared to other plant powders.

The jute powder scores with ingredients such as selenium, chlorogenic acid, phlorizine and astragalin, which belong to the antioxidants and/or phytonutrients. It further supports your healthy diet and strengthens your immune system.

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