Where Are All The Antioxidants?

We all know that eating a varied diet full of natural foods is the key to good health, however, there is an abundance of such foods to choose from. It is normal that everybody has certain foods that they prefer, but in order to maximise the nutrition in your diet it is important to eat as wide a selection of plant-based foods as possible. By consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants, you are giving your body the ammo it needs to keep your immune system healthy and fight rogue free radicals.

Even though antioxidants can be found in a large number of foods, there are several that have a much higher count than others. By choosing to include these foods in your meals, and as snacks, your health will benefit dramatically. These foods are often referred to as superfoods because of the benefits of eating them! When you include these superfoods in your diet, you will be able to stop buying and consuming pricy supplements and get all of your nutrition directly from natural food sources.

Blueberries have been used in research to determine the best way to protect cells from damage. It has been suggested that consuming them every day will go a long way to protecting your body in this way. Blueberries are also good for lowering inflammation and boosting the immune system. In addition to having a high antioxidant count, blueberries also contain high numbers of phytochemicals that are believed to protect the body against certain diseases.

All nuts in their raw form are fantastic for the body. The problem comes when these nuts are cooked in refined oils and covered in salt. When eaten raw, any type of nut will provide health benefits to the body and a happy dose of antioxidants. One of the best advantages of eating nuts is that they contain high numbers of good fats which the body needs to function properly. All nuts are high in antioxidants but amongst the best for your health are almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts.

If you’ve visited my online learning portal then you’ll know that dark leafy green vegetables are an absolute favourite of mine – and for good reason! Crammed full of antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and much more, dark leafy green vegetables are all-round winners for the body. If you don’t know which ones to choose, then give kale, spinach and broccoli a go to start!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Is it true that canned corn is high in anti-oxidents? I’ve heard that something happens during the canning process that results in these anti-oxidents, whereas raw corn doesn’t have much nutritional value.

  2. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  3. Lilo says:

    Thats so true, and it should had been something everyone knew.. Natural is the best way to keep healthy.

  4. styledbytaj says:

    Reblogged this on TAJ and commented:
    I love this

  5. The link portal idea is an awesome tool for those seeking useful healthy eating info. Thanks for the like and your blog has awesome food pics! 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on Urban Nail Zealot and commented:
    Check out this great article and the helpful portal.

  7. random1558 says:

    I really like your advice, plus they’re really useful! Thanks for your blog!

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