Antioxidants: The Powerful Free-Radical Warriors

Antioxidants: The Powerful Free-Radical Warriors

Antioxidants are the body's secret weapon for fighting off or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that our body produces as a reaction to negative internal or environmental factors, such as inflammation, or external, such as pollution UV exposure and smoking. 

If the body cannot process and remove free radicals efficiently, it can lead to
oxidative stress that can harm healthy cells, impair body function, and increase the risk of chronic conditions.
Antioxidants are nutrients that help neutralize free radicals, minimize their damage to our body, and protect and boost overall health.

The most familiar antioxidants are vitamins C and E, selenium, and carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Many plant-based foods are rich in natural nutrients called phytonutrients with high antioxidant properties, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, catechins.

Plant-based foods are usually the best sources of naturally-occurring antioxidants, including orange and dark, leafy green veggies high in beta-carotene, citrus fruits high in flavanones, and red, purple, and blue coloured foods high in anthocyanins and flavonoids.

🍊🥦 Orange and dark, leafy green veggies high in beta-carotene, such as broccoli, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, apricots, spinach, kale, squash

🍋 Citrus fruits that are high in flavanones, such as lemons, grapefruits, lime, oranges

🍓🍆 Red, purple, and blue coloured foods high in anthocyanins and flavonoids, such as blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate, cranberries, red and purple grapes, aubergines, tomatoes, red onions.

As a bonus, fruits, vegetables and whole grains high in antioxidants are also typically high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and good sources of vitamins and minerals.


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