Antioxidants Versus Free Radicals

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Antioxidants Versus Free RadicalsHell-bent on causing internal disorder, free radicals stalk the internals in search of healthy cell to mutate. They ambush these unsuspecting cells and turn them into radicals themselves. With their army plentiful, the radicals vandalize the body by damaging the tissues and inviting disease and premature aging to grow.  However, also stalking the body are antioxidants – the internal saviors, the fixers, cleaners and stewards of the body. These strong and fearless cells fight off the radicals that threatens to consume the internal core, and then they repair the damage left in their wake. The radicals always come back though, but, as long as the body is filled with antioxidants, there really is no need to fear……….

Those annoying radicals don’t just show up magically, in fact, it is we who invite them in. We open the doors for free radicals to cause destruction every time we pollute our bodies with cigarette smoke, and every time we clean with synthetic cleaners, eat unhealthy foods and stress constantly. We subconsciously give to much attention to the entities that encourage free radicals, and we subconsciously ignore the the entities that encourage antioxidants.

Top Sources of Antioxidants:

  • Spices: Both fresh and dried spices contain an abundance of body loving antioxidants – include more spices such as clove, oregano, cinnamon, sage, vanilla, turmeric and thyme into your diet.
  • Dark Chocolate: Eating natural dark chocolate that is 70 percent or higher is one of the yummiest ways to invite antioxidants inside the body
  • Nuts: Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts are all antioxidant rich, they become even more alive with nutrition if you sprout them before consuming.
  • Berries: Eat your berries! Berries such as cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are all rich in antioxidants.
  • Legumes: All natural legumes contain antioxidants, however, much like nuts, sprouting them will release even more nutrition. Include more mung beans, lentils, Lima beans, pinto beans and red beans into your diet.
  • Dried fruit: Dried fruit such as dates, dried apples, figs, raisins and prunes are loaded with antioxidants.
  • Clean air: Breathing in clean air is one of the best ways to deter free radicals and encourage antioxidants. Ditch the chemical cleaners, quite smoking if you do and improve the quality of your air with house plants and salt lamps.
  • Zero stress: It is almost impossible to be completely free of stress, however, stresses can be managed to the point where they do not negatively affect your life.

The body is a temple, therefore, antioxidants must win the fight in order to achieve optimal health and wellness. One of the easiest ways to ensure that you are getting ample amounts of antioxidants is to juice daily. Visit here for some great juice recipes.

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