Boosting Your Health With Antioxidants

Boosting Your Health With Antioxidants


Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body and found in foods. They help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they cause oxidative stress. This may damage your DNA and other important structures in your cells.

Antioxidants are essential to your health and wellness. Antioxidants can help regulate the immune system, leaving you less at risk of infection and protect against degenerative diseases. They help regulate free radicals found in pollution, chemicals, processed foods, and skincare with harsh PH levels. The best way to ensure you are getting enough antioxidants is with a healthy diet full of fresh organic leafy greens, dark berries brightly coloured, in-season vegetables & fruit. A good nutritional supplement and a regular body detox can boost and support your own internal antioxidants levels.

Antioxidants For Fewer Wrinkles:

Women skin ages 25 percent faster than Men’s between the ages of 40 and 55 due to menopause. Falling levels of the hormone oestrogen slow the body’s product of collagen- the main supporting fibre in the skin, meaning skin loses its elasticity. Bump up with vitamin C; found in citrus fruits, lemons, limes grapefruit etc, pomegranate, mango, green leaves, avocados and other fruit and vegetables.

Vital for collagen production, vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, which can fight the free radicals that promote wrinkles. Drinking green tea and potent African herbal teas that contains powerful antioxidants which helps fight free radicals in your body. Be sure also to get antioxidant protection with your topical skin care such as using Shea butter, African black oil, Moringa oil and Tropical skin butters which are high in antioxidants and protective properties.

Healthy Foods That Are High In Antioxidants:

  • Citrus fruits 
  • Spirulina/green powders
  • Algae’s
  • Green tea
  • African herbal teas 
  • Cabbage 
  • Ginger 
  • Garlic 
  • Pepper
  • Tomatoes 
  • Seeds with vitamin E
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Pecans
  • Blueberries.
  • Strawberries.
  • Dark berries
  • Artichokes.
  • Goji Berries
  • Raspberries
  • Kale
  • Leafy greens
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Spouted lentils/legumes
  • Herbs: oregano, sage, rosemary, parsley, coriander 
  • Raw onion
  • Organic Raw fruit/vegetables will contain more antioxidants than cooked foods.

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