Why Are Antioxidants Important?
The Importance of Antioxidants
Many people have heard about antioxidants but lack awareness of their significance for overall health. You will learn the functions of antioxidants and their crucial role in maintaining a healthy body. According to the Mayo Clinic, antioxidants act as substances that shield our cells from free radicals, which can contribute to various diseases like heart and other serious conditions.
The Role of Antioxidants
Our bodies are constantly exposed to free radicals. They are in the toxins we live with such as air pollution, water pollution, pesticides, everyday household cleaners and our food. Free radicals are molecules produced during the breakdown of food and exposure to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage our cells and contribute to the development of diseases. This is where antioxidants play a vital role. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing harm and protecting our cells from damage.
Sources of Antioxidants
To ensure an adequate intake of antioxidants, it is essential to incorporate specific foods into our diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the best sources of antioxidants are as follows:
Fruits like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are rich in antioxidants and provide a delicious way to boost your antioxidant intake.
Vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, red and green peppers, kale, and spinach contain antioxidant carotenes, which can help protect your cells.
Nuts and Seeds
Snacking on walnuts, pecans, and sunflower seeds is not only tasty but also provides a good dose of antioxidants.
Drinking antioxidant-rich fruit juices like pomegranate juice, as well as enjoying a glass of red wine or coffee and tea, can contribute to your antioxidant intake.
Indulge in Dark Chocolate
Believe it or not, dark chocolate can be a source of antioxidants. Enjoy a piece or two of dark chocolate as a guilt-free treat.
I have many antioxidant products which make it easier to get in a high number of antioxidants into your diet without the added calorie load. Here are a few. They can be tables, powders to put in water or liquids.
There’s no easier way to provide your body with essential nutrients. This multi-vitamin mineral complex contains whole foods, trace minerals, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics, and amino acids. Plus, you get synergizing nutrients that help ensure maximum absorption in your body. It has an ORAC Score (antioxidant capacity) of 160,000, providing antioxidants to combat free radicals and support your overall health. Plus, it has Beet Root powder and methylfolate to our original formula for added health benefits.
All of the Beyond Tangy Tangerine (BTT) line is rich in antioxidants, and they come in powders and liquids as well.
CoreAO is a super antioxidant product formulated to help our immune system stay healthy. Our immune system is fragile; it has not only sickness to fight, but also free radicals, poor nutrition, stress, lack of sleep and more. CoreAO’s natural superfoods specifically are designed to keep you healthy and support an overall healthy lifestyle.
This berry flavored drink features the New Zealand Blackcurrant and the powerful antioxidant, SOD, helping fight damage by free radicals, toxins, and other environmental stresses. It also provides increased and sustained energy.
There are two other flavors – Orange and Grape. There are all powders that you add water to.
Made from goji berry which is widely considered one of the most powerful foods. It is consumed by world’s longest-living people, In fact, science has revealed that the secret to goji’s powerful benefits lies in a group of unique bioactive molecules called Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (not found in any other plant).
Our Advanced Spectral Signature LBP Process produces the only standardized form of the goji berry to create GoChi. With high levels of antioxidants, this amazing drink may help support our immune system, protect against free radicals, and so much more. Now enjoy the many benefits of this remarkable little berry in one convenient drink.
Jule of the Orient® is the ultimate adaptogen that delivers the antioxidant capacity of 15 servings of fruit and vegetables in just 4 ounces.
zRadical combines the protective powers of fucoidan with a blend of antioxidant-rich vitamins and botanicals, providing numerous health benefits.
Purmeric™ is a powerful herbal supplement providing you with 95% curcuminoids (from certified organic turmeric root), delivering superior antioxidant support. It also provides organic botanicals, which typically contain more phytonutrients than non-organic botanicals, to help promote overall health
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There are so many products to choose from for different health conditions. I cannot list them all. Contact me for more information.
Including these rich antioxidant rich-foods and products into our diet is crucial for maintaining our health and protecting our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Prioritizing antioxidants in our diet is important for overall well-being and cell protection.
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