On today’s episode, lets talk about the best foods high in antioxidants, as well as the key health benefits of antioxidants.
Yes, the key to to looking good, feeling good, and staying young, is through exercise and consuming foods high in antioxidants.
Without a doubt, a diet high in foods containing these powerful antioxidants is a sure fire way to look and feel younger.
Antioxidants are responsible for keeping you looking young and feeling young by slowing down the aging process, and those annoying wrinkles.
They also help prevent the formation of cancer and diseases, including the number one killer, heart disease.
Think of antioxidants as the superhero that fights off the evil aging enemy.
So today I’m going to take you through the best foods high in antioxidants that help fight excessive free radical damage to your cells.
But before I share these antioxidant rich foods, lets talk about something that is out of our control when it comes to free radical formation in your body.
Yes, the environment can create free radicals in your body via excessive air pollution, smoke, the sun, and even the chemicals in your shampoo and soap.
Intense exercise can also create free radicals in your body.
How’s that for irony?
Even by doing something good for your body, you’re also at risk of creating free radicals and inflammation.
However, you can reduce the damage caused by free radicals during exercise, and increase muscle recovery, by consuming antioxidants approximately one hour before your workout.
Also, foods high in antioxidants can help build more muscle and burn more fat by speeding up your muscle recovery after intense exercise.
So with all this said, it’s very important for you to fill your diet with the following anti-cancer and anti-aging foods high in antioxidants.
These are foods that I consider staples in my weekly diet as they contain the highest amounts of antioxidants.
Berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, goji berries, and cherries are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Nuts, such as cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pine nuts are all loaded with antioxidants.
Dark chocolate with a 70%+ cacao rating is an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber.
Teas, such as green tea, oolong tea, black tea, and white tea are all high in antioxidants.
Don’t forget about the spices.
Spices, such as oregano, basil, cinnamon, and black pepper not only make your food taste great, but they’ll also give you a boost in antioxidants.
Red wine, probably one of your favorites, also contains a lot of antioxidants.
Of course, drink it with moderation.
Another food high in antioxidants are seeds such as sesame seeds and chia seeds.
Regardless of how well you eat, and how active you are, your body is attacked by free radicals every day.
Therefore, try to consume at least 1-2 sources of antioxidant rich foods with every meal and snack.
This will help supply your body with enough healthy antioxidants to fight the damage caused by free radicals.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.
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