I’m pretty sure most of us have heard of an antioxidant, but do most of you know it’s purpose and whether or not you are getting your daily dose? First of all, antioxidants prevent oxidative cell damage in the body. Oxidative damage is a bad thing because that means free radicals are being formed, and free radicals lead to horrible diseases such as cancer, and heart disease. So yes, consuming enough antioxidants daily is very important to our health and wellbeing. Besides aiding in the prevention of diseases, antioxidants slow the aging process and detox the body. We know we need antioxidants, especially in this day of age (with processed foods, chemicals, etc.,) but are we getting enough?
We need about 10,000 units of antioxidants a day, according to NutritionFacts.Org. So what does that mean? For this amount, we actually can eat all of our antioxidants through the right fruits and vegetables each day! The problem, is most of us won’t. At least not every day. For example, I love blueberries, but I also love to eat a variety of fruit, not just the ones rich in antioxidants! And you know we have those cheat days too, wherein we are probably getting a very low amount of antioxidants through food. (We all have those days. You know it. I know it.) Supplementing with a good quality antioxidant blend on top of our daily fruit and veggies will ensure that we are meeting our daily needs. I can recommend one through The MicroGranule Company. They developed a supplement called H2Tonic Antioxidant, from their ActiVa Human Structure Line.
H2Tonic Antioxidant is a blend of 3 major antioxidants (SOD, fermented papaya, and black currant) amino acids, and trace elements. This company prides itself on producing supplements using controlled release formulas and basing ingredients off of the concept of PhytoVitality. This means 100% active ingredients with the purpose of restoring balance in the body. Each formula provides perfect biocompatibility. The microgranule pills also provide gastroprotection by passing through the intestine quickly, and a major bonus – there are no side effects!
If you want an easy and effective way to ensure that you are getting your daily dose of antioxidants without stressing over the amount and type of fruits and vegetables you are eating per day, then pick yourself up some H2Tonic from getmynutri.com. Be sure to use the discount code SamActiva for an extra 20% off! Time to kill some free radicals, baby.
Below is a list of the top foods and herbs with high amounts of antioxidants. The list is compiled from Dr.Axe.com. It would be a really good idea to try to eat something from the list each and every day! (And yes.. Chocolate is on the list)
Foods: Goji Berries, Wild Blueberries, Dark Chocolate, Pecans, Artichoke, Elderberry, Kidney Beans, Cranberries, Blackberries, Cilantro
Herbs: Clove, Cinnamon, Oregano, Turmeric, Cocoa, Cumin, Dried Parsley, Basil, Ginger, Thyme