What are antioxidants?

What are antioxidants and why are they important?

Antioxidants are naturally occurring molecules that help neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are produced in your body that cause diseases of aging such as dementia, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

You may lead a healthy lifestyle and limit things like alcohol and processed meat, however, your body produces free radicals while doing everyday tasks like converting food to energy and exercising.

That’s why antioxidants are essential in your diet. Here are some of my favorite foods to eat in order to boost my antioxidant intake:

🥦 Broccoli – packed with vitamin C, glucosinolates, lutein, zeaxanthin, and flavonoids.

🥬 Leafy greens – spinach, kale, and swiss chard are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin.

🍓 Berries – blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are excellent sources of anthocyanins and vitamin C.

🍠 Sweet potatoes – packed with beta-carotene.

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