For a wide variety of reasons, natural intake of vitamins is often replaced by supplements, but according to experts, they work best if taken directly from food.
They work best if taken directly from food because they work in synergy with other antioxidants present in fruit or vegetables.
According to a study published by the Journal of Food Science “there is something in an orange that makes it more effective than a vitamin C pill – explained Tory Parker, one of the authors of the study – and we tried to understand what it were.
We have discovered that it is the particular mixture of antioxidants, typical of the fruit, that makes it so useful for health. The researchers examined the various phenolic compounds present in the orange, verifying that their effects are greater if they work in synergy rather than taken one at a time.
It is precisely the mix of substances that the plant uses to protect itself from biological damage that produces such positive results. Here is another reason, for example, why choose fresh, seasonal fruit. Fresh fruit should go back to being our end of the meal routine as it was before we introduced sweets and desserts.
So the question arises. Better fruit or vitamin supplements? So far we approached the topic from vitamin C in oranges and the result was in favor of fruit.
As for vitamin C, well, the supplements take them very well, besides the oranges, also from the kiwis. Which, in addition to ensuring a superior vitamin content, are absorbed, according to an American study, 5 times faster by organisms.
The clash between fruit and supplements continues. And for the moment the fruit is winning across the board.
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