London: From sweet potatoes to blueberriesand from lentils to broccoli, super foods have been for longhailed for their age-defying effects, but a new research hasfound that too much of the food can impair muscle function.
While the antioxidants slow down the damage to musclesand other organs by the process known as oxidisation, thepro-oxidants speed it up. But too many antioxidants tilt the balance and make itharder to breathe. It also prevents one from doing theexercise that could help stay fit, according to the studypublished in the Journal of Applied Physiology. "One of the things we`ve seen in our research is that onecan not just give a larger dose of antioxidants and presumethat there will be some sort of beneficial effect. In fact,it can actually make a problem worse," Copp added.
For the research, Copp and his team tested differentdoses of antioxidants on animals. They observed impaired muscle function in those animals,which were given too much of antioxidants. PTI
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