Honey possesses polyphenols (such as phenolic acids and flavonoids), vitamin C, vitamin E, enzymes (such as catalase and peroxidase), and trace elements that are primarily responsible for the antioxidant properties of honey. These constituents of honey help in developing antioxidant activity (*a.l.) decreasing or eliminating free radicals preventing damage to biomolecules and cells eventually preventing chronic diseases associated with oxidative stress.
Slight descriptions of some terms:
Antioxidant: It is a molecule that can donate an electron to free radicals.
Biomolecules: These may include proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids.
Chronic diseases: These may include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic inflammation, and aging.
Free radicals: These are unstable atoms having unpaired valence electrons making them highly reactive chemically increasing damage to the cells leading to illness and aging.
Oxidative stress: A process showing an imbalance between the antioxidant system of the body and the production of free radicals.
Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache
Honig ist nützlich bei der Behandlung von chronischen Krankheiten. Dies ist auf ihre antioxidativen Eigenschaften zurückzuführen.
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