We all need Oxygen. It is one of the essential elements needed by our body but it does produce free radicals which can cause damage or destruction of cells and weaken the immune system. This is where antioxidants come in.

Immune benefits

  • Antioxidants clear up or destroy an excess of free radicals.

  • They create a stronger immune system and promote cardiovascular health along with better protection against stroke and heart attacks.

  • Antioxidants stop free radicals damaging cells or even destroying cells.

  • As well as better protection against coronary heart diseases, cancer and other eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration.

Additional Benefits

Free radical damage, ages our cells and body - antioxidants can help counter this impact by neutralising the free radicals and can therefore help slow down the ageing process - beauty from the inside out!

Antioxidants are only found in really healthy foods, so by wanting to increase your intake you will be helping to maintain a healthy diet overall. They are found in the diet in the following substances:

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Carotenoids, Phytochemicals , Phytonutrients.

The simplest and easiest way to ensure you are getting good amounts of antioxidants into your system is to eat plenty of; 

  • Fruit and vegetables

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Whole grains

  • Dark chocolate- in moderation!

  • Eggs

  • Green tea

  • Rooibos tea

  • Red wine - in moderation!

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