Antioxidant Rich Foods

Everytime someone asked me "Which Antioxidants they should take?"... I always ask... "What do you think antioxidants are?" The sad thing is that 99% of the time the person asking about antioxidants has no idea what they are... or what they do??

Antioxidants are a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.

Free radicals can attack your cells and speed up the aging process. They also create inflammation in the body which can lead to arthritis, heart disease, asthma, and other avoidable health issues.

There are more free radicals in a person's body than eggs, milk, meat, rice, vegetables, and other whole fruits and vegetables. One way to get rid of them is by eating antioxidant-rich foods.

Fruits and Vegetables are the best natural source of Antioxidants. There is a variety of these available on the market today, and you can include those that are in your diet. By taking advantage of this incredible resource, you will see the results that your body will be receiving.

The #1 Antioxidant is Vitamin E.

Vitamin E provides lean, youthful skin. It also decreases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, cataracts, and muscular degeneration. You can find vitamin-rich foods in liver, nut oil, and whole grain cereals.

The #2 Antioxidant is Vitamin C.

Vitamin C dissolves all kinds of plaque in the arteries. It lowers blood pressure and destroys plaque deposits. It is particularly effective against blood-clotting proteins that cause heart attacks. Food sources of vitamin-C include fruits and vegetables, including broccoli, watercress, parsley, portabella, red bell pepper, Brussels sprouts... and of course Oranges!!!

The #3 Antioxidant is beta-carotene.

This powerful Antioxidant helps to fight free radicals and protect our cells. Food sources of beta-carotene include cantaloupe, collard greens, winter squash, pumpkin, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

Increase your Antioxidant levels... Increase your Health!!

To Your Health & Fitness


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