Jul 22, 2013
So what are anti-oxidants? Well, let's take a look at the word "oxidation". For example, when a car or bike rusts, it does so due to oxidation - mainly moisture. The rust is the damage done to the car or bike as a result of not taking care of it by making sure that it is clean and dry. Now think about our cells. They, too, can be damaged by free radicals in our body and can even die. Insert anti-oxidants! When you see fruits or veggies, they come in all kinds of colors. An anti-oxidant is basically the color inside the food. You want that inside your body! Blueberries, blackberries, kale, beets, etc. The deeper the color, the better. You won't find antioxidants in a bowl of cereal nor will you find them in a cheeseburger with a side of fries nor will you find them in angel food cake with a side of ice cream, which are all pretty much staples in the United States. But you will find them in the produce section of the grocery store or out in your garden. 5-7 servings a day is what we should be consuming and if you're not, start today! Keep your cells healthy. They are depending on you to do so.