Antioxidants…… why is that word thrown around so much? What exactly are they? 🤔 Well….. #antioxidants
help fight oxidation, a normal chemical process that takes place in the body every day. It can be accelerated by #stress
, cigarette smoking, and alcohol. 🍸 When there are disruptions in the natural oxidation process, highly unstable and potentially damaging molecules called free radicals are created. Oxygen triggers the formation of these destructive little chemicals, and, if left uncontrolled, they can cause damage to cells in the body. ☹️
They also may play a part in diseases, like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. 👍
Not sinking in? Well here’s one for you ladies….. scientists believe free radicals can contribute to the aging process. 😳 Yup – you heard me…….. accelerating the #aging
process?? No thank you!!!! Many foods are good sources of antioxidants. The best way to get a variety of antioxidants in the diet is to eat foods that represent all the colors of the rainbow. 🌈 Each color provides its own unique antioxidant effects. Bright orange, deep yellow #fruits
and vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and apricots provide one type of antioxidant. Red foods like tomatoes 🍅 provide another. Green vegetables, such as broccoli 🥦 and cabbage, and blue or purple foods, like blueberries and eggplant, each have their own antioxidant packages. 🤓
The main thing to keep in mind is that antioxidants are found primarily in #plant
foods. We all know that, right? And the number of servings of fruits & #vegetables
varies from source to source…… 8? 10? 12? Whatever it is….. I know that very few of us eat the amount we should.
Thank goodness for Young Living NINGXIA RED!! It’s a daily supplement that includes juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and—best of all—exotic Ningxia #wolfberries
. The NingXia and Chinese #wolfberry
have been used for thousands of years to support the #immune
system, promote longevity and naturally #detox
What are some of the benefits of drinking Ningxia Red?? 🍒 Fantastic taste with no "