Antioxidants are molecules that can slow the oxidation process in cells. Since too much oxidation can lead to free radical formation and, eventually, broken cells, it is important to take antioxidants in our daily diet
Eat prunes. They are not only for he who wants to be normal, although they are useful in that capacity. According to the US Department of Agriculture, prunes have 8 578 ORAC units per 100 grams. An ORAC is oxygen radical absorbance capacity. They include a large amount of vitamins and polyphenol antioxidants. Phytochemicals are under investigation because of possible benefits to the cardiovascular system, immune system and as anti-cancer agents.
Try blueberries. Blueberries have an ORAC rating of 6220 units per 100 grams. They contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants to help the body to maintain good health. It also includes fiber and vitamins. Blueberries have an added bonus. Research shows that the low blueberry can help our aging society with anti-aging benefits that help them to maintain a sharper mind. They also help the body fight infections. Blueberries are not only good, they are good for you!
Fight cancer and heart problems by filling your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. Foods containing vitamin A, E and C. Add foods with selenium, carotenoids and lycopene and lutein and lignan. This list includes, tomatoes, green and black tea, flaxseed, barley and pink grapefruit, and many more. You find it in meat, grains and even garlic. Check out each food for its ORAC value as some are much lower than others.
Drink antioxidants. If you do not like to eat foods high in antioxidants, try Seven + with eXfuse. This product was designed to help individuals struggling with the effects of too many free radicals in the body. It includes the famous acai berry and includes a total of seven antioxidants blended for maximum results. Take seven day challenge and see what it does to your health. It is a resource link below to explain the experiment and another that will give you a 10 ounce bottle for the cost of shipment ($ 2. 95)
Learn more about what is available to you by visiting the website of the US Department of Agriculture. “My Pyramid” is interactive and can be useful in creating a balanced diet.
Avoid eating dairy products when trying to raise the level of antioxidants in your body. Research has shown that dairy products can negate the effects of antioxidants. Read the article under resources for more information.