Natural antioxidants: sport practice & human health

Rosaria Arcone, Rosarita Nasso, Valentina Pagliara, Mariorosario Masullo


In this paper a focus on the properties and human usage of antioxidants rich foods will be treated in relation of their application in sportive practice and human health. Antioxidants are naturally present chemical compounds useful to faith the dangerous action of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS, respectively) produced during cellular metabolism. Therefore, as the production of ROS and/or RNS raised during the aerobic sport exercise, antioxidants are receiving great attention in terms of their supplementation both using antioxidants-rich foods and specific diet integration.

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Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics 
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