Down With Radicals, Hooray For Antioxydants!

From the onset of birth, your body grows, wears out, repairs itself and grows before declining, getting old and then poof! abandoning you.

During all of these phases, our cells will produce the energy required to meet our needs. However, during this process, they also release waste molecules called free radicals. Due to their unstable chemical makeup, these free radicals have the ability to disrupt our cells and damage our DNA.

In addition to aging, the ravages of free radicals are multiplied by environmental factors and lifestyle choices: smoking, alcoholism, poor diet, stress, etc.

In the face of all this, there is cause to be pessimistic. But not all is settled. With good nutrition and good lifestyle choices, the devastating impact of free radicals can be mitigated.

Antioxidants save the day!

When it comes to food, antioxidants play a vital role. Indeed, they will capture free radicals and mitigate their devastating impact on our metabolism.

You can find antioxidants easily in most common fruits, vegetables and spices. Knowing which vitamins are associated with antioxidants is a sure and effective way to remember to consume them often and regularly: vitamins A, C and E.

Simple as that!

Opt for fruits, vegetables and spices that are high in vitamins A, C and E to ensure your daily intake of antioxidants.

Fruits like: blueberries, raspberries, apples, baobab (!).

Vegetables like broccoli, beets and peppers.

Several spices are also rich in antioxidants: curcumin, curry, mustard and cloves.

See how nature works out these things?