Why are antioxidants so important and are they easy to eat?

Well, let me answer the second question. Antioxidants are found in 95% of all fruits and vegetables. So, if you like at least one fruit or vegetable, I suggest eating a lot of it as antioxidants can help fight against heart disease, aging, and other health issues.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are unpaired electrons. In your body, free radicals attack health cells in an attempt to grab their electrons, which they usually lose. In attempt to recover their lost electrons, they steal them from healthy cells, making healthy cells become free radicals themselves. So, they multiply, which later on, can cause cancer, heart disease, aging, arthritus, and a whole other suite of problems. This process causes oxidation in your body and blood stream. Antioxidants basically donate their electrons to damaged cells without losing their own. So, it is a win win situation for all cells involved.

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is the best way to get antioxidants. All kinds of berries are rich in antioxidants including strawberries, blueberries (5 times as much as strawberries), rasperries (twice as much as blueberries). It is the Acai berry from Brazil that reigns in antioxidants and it has about 10 times as much as all the berries combined. This high level of antioxidants makes Acai one of the world’s superfoods. The Acai berry comes from the rainforest in Brazil and can be found in Mona Vie, the juice, rich in antioxidants from over 19 fruits.

Other frutis and veggies that contain a high level of antioxidants are pears, bananas, cherries, grapes, apples, citrus fruits, and more.

Since antioxidants are so important, they are always in the health news and will be in my blogs often.

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6 Responses

  1. I eat 3 to 5 servings a day.

  2. thanks for the details, my husband has heart disease and this article helped.

  3. Wow, I always read about antioxidants, but never knew what free radicals were. Thanks for the details. Much appreciated. Now, know what these nutritionists are talkign about!

  4. I totally agree with you. Antioxidants are vital. And So are amino acids. They have to be consumed through your diet, and as we all know, everybody is addicted to McDonalds which provides NO nutritional value.

    I surf alot, and my change in diet has helped me become way more athletic. Not bad for a 21 year old.

    It’s all about DIET. Make sure you eat all the things your body REALLY DOES NEED.

    Antioxidants
    Amino Acids
    Positive Fat (Olive Oil – Cook with it)
    Fruits/Vegetables

  5. Well done and right on. The more we can get people to shape up their eating habits and protect their health, the better. Plus most of the highly phytonutrient-dense antioxdant-rich fruits are deeelicious – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more – and the veggies, too – broccoli, carrots, and more.

    Thanks for being another voice helping get the word out. Well written article and a pleasure to read.

    “Mac”
    http://antioxexpress.wordpress.com/
    http://www.greensfirst.com/5039

  6. Great advice. Some people don’t like fruits and some people don’t like veggies but how many people don’t like either fruits or veggies? I’m sure there are a few but my guess is that the vast majority of people like either one or the other and would find it quite easy to produce a daily antioxidant diet of their own choosing simply by picking some antioxidant fruit or vegetables and eating their fill on a daily basis. With so many varieties of fruits and veggies, the challenge is really to find one or two without a load of antioxidants in them. That’s why I love the antioxidant diet idea. Works for me!

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