We hear more and more talk about food with a strong antioxidant power, but do we really know what it is?
Antioxidants are substances capable of preserving our organism from weather damage, since they defend against Free Radicals, they therefore represent real purifying elements capable of eliminating all the waste from the body that the cells leave behind . Free radicals are therefore of waste substances highly harmful to the body that can damage cell structures, thus aging and undermining our immune system. Smoking, alcohol, stress and poor dietary habits present us with force to 'free radicals, so we have to encourage the production of antioxidants, the only real enemy of free radicals. Our bodies already independently produces antioxidants in amounts unfortunately insufficient, so we have to support it in its production through proper nutrition.
Several foods are rich in antioxidants, but one seems to stand out above all: the Salmon. The discovery would arrive from Serbia where it was conducted an interesting study on football players for some time subjected to a controlled diet with salmon. Yes, because the salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid particular classified as a nourishing not only strong antioxidant, but also anti-inflammatory. The only sources of astaxanthin are a particular microalgae, the Haematoccus pluvialis, and the marine life that it feeds as molluscs, crustaceans and salmon. That's why the power of the players Serbs was represented for 90 days from 4 grams of astaxanthin daily, in order to verify its extraordinary antioxidant power. Well taking astaxanthin would significantly reduced muscle damage and inflammation related to it, and if this were not enough he would also registered a significant increase in salivary IgA, immunoglobulin fundamental immune system. For a surplus of welfare and youth, a simple and tasty dish of salmon.
Here are the usual recipe, "Salmon crusted fragrant"
- 1 salmon steak
- 1/2 apple
- White pepper
- fresh mint
Coarsely grate the apple half, basting with the lemon juice, rest the salmon in a pan or on a grill, spread over the grated apple, a sprinkling of white pepper, lemon juice and a few leaves of fresh mint.
Cook for 4 minutes on low heat, using a cover.
Gently turn the salmon and cook for another 4 minutes, being careful not to burn the apple (if you see it is browning too much, put it back on the fish).
Serve it with some fresh mint leaves.
Enjoy your meal!