They’re good right? But what are they and what makes them so amazing?
So, there are molecules in the body that get a bit excited when they break up (free radicals), they split from the bodies exposure to chemicals, stress, pollution, drugs and in defences against microbes. Once they split, they are a bad influence on all the other molecules and try get others to split too 😉 so these molecules go off galivanting around the body causing damage to cells and contributing to a variety of conditions.
Antioxidants on the other hand are councillors in my metaphor, trying to resolve these splits which in turn slows the effects, improving health, slowing aging.
Generally, antioxidants are found in foods that are fresh, natural and organic. Many nutrients begin to decrease in foods the longer they are stored, the more they are treated with chemicals and the more processed they are.
By eating a natural diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, and good quality animal products, you will be consuming high antioxidant foods naturally, everyday.
|Vitamin C = Berries, citrus, capsicum||CoQ10 = Oily fish, Almonds, Hazelnuts|
|Bioflavonoids = Buckwheat, citrus||Carotenoids = Carrots, Capsicum, Sweet Potato|
|Copper= Wholegrains, Oysters, Almonds||Glutathione = Eggs, Garlic|
|Selenium = Brazil nuts, Eggs, Seafood||Vitamin E = Wheatgerm, Egg yolk, Beef|