Stock Up on Superfoods
If you haven’t heard by now, we all need antioxidants like we all need a freaking break from all that nagging stress on our heads. The great thing is that the research on the benefits of antioxidants just keeps pouring in and a lot of it is shown to help reduce the stress our poor cells face each and every day through all the chemicals and pollutants in our air and food.
These chemicals wreaks havoc with our cells ability to regenerate and are known to cause major health problems such as cancer so boosting our intake of foods high in antioxidants is tremendous.
So which foods contain the most antioxidants?
This quick list contains some of my favorites. The great thing I’ve found about antioxidants is that they’re packed into some pretty satisfying foods.
A lot of berries are high in antioxidants, but goji berries are especially great. They contain a high amount of 2 antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin. You can snack on the dried kind or drop them into your tea for a natural sweetener.
These veggies are already pretty popular for their iron content and other phytonutrients, but did you know they’re high in antioxidants that fight inflammation?
These little guys are way better than flaxseed, for both their antioxidant and fiber content. I like to add a tablespoon to my morning smoothie. Grab some Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds here.
A lot of nuts are high in antioxidants, but I’m offering up a new nut today – brazil nuts. They’re really hearty, so they make for a great snack, and they’re high in the antioxidant selenium. Plus they boost your body’s ability to produce more antioxidants!
This is the second berry to include on your antioxidant list. Acai berries are loaded with antioxidants and make for a great smoothie.
This is one you’ve probably heard of, but there’s no leaving it off my list. Green tea offers an alternative way to fit in your daily antioxidants. Add Green Foods Matcha Green Tea and you’ll pack in a serious antioxidant punch.
The last one on my list is also pretty versatile. Throw the juice into a smoothie or enjoy a bite-size snack. Either way, the pomegranate is one powerful antioxidant-rich fruit.
Need one more? Try adding NOW Spirulina Powder to your smoothies. This algae-based supplement is packed with antioxidants and other health-boosting vitamins and minerals.
This is a bit of a beginner’s list of antioxidants, but don’t underestimate their ability to reduce inflammation, fight aging, and boost overall health.
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