How To Boost Your Antioxidant Intake...In 10 Easy Ways!
10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Antioxidant Intake
By simply eating a healthy well-balance diet, you are sure to be provided with a variety of different antioxidants. These nutrients are essential for our health, well-being and longevity. So, take these simple tips and use them to transform your favorite foods and dishes into yummy options that offer your body more protection.
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Skins... Wherever you can, leave the skins on your fruit and veg. It retains more nutrients. For example, an apple will hold around 30 percent more antioxidants with the skin on.
Sprinkle... Get some cinnamon, and sprinkle over your favorite cereal or porridge. This amazing spice has one of the highest known levels of antioxidants.
Crunch... Add some crunch to salads by adding a tablespoon of nuts (unsalted of course) or seeds..they are an excellent source of anti oxidants, especially vitamin E. I always use sunflower seeds and linseeds.
Spicy... Meat dishes, soups and marinades can be spiced up with chili powder, yet another source of concentrated anti-oxidants. Also turmeric is very rich in it too.
Liven Up... Mash carrots or sweet potato with your traditional spuds. Not only will it liven up something that's relatively bland, but you will also be getting lots of anti aging beta-carotene.
Swap... White wine for the red variety. The reason for this is that red grapes contain something called anthocyanins, in greater quantity than the green ones. The French know all about this! But caution..go easy on the alcohol, as excess amounts will increase and stir up free radical activity in your body..you have been warned!
Anti aging Coleslaw! Here is agreat tasty tip. I adore coleslaw, and boy is it healthy (if you make it right). Use red cabbage rather than white. Containing anthocyanins (see wine above), it will give your immune system a boost. Then add plenty of onions for quercetin, then carrots for beta-carotene.
Go green... Have a serving of green veg every day. Doing this will pack in a range of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Top Up... Your cereal with sliced strawberries or kiwi fruit, and drink a small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice with your breakfast..all these are great sources of vitamin C which is good for the heart.
See Red... Go for tomato based sauces instead of creamy ones. Opt for the canned version and add a dollop of tomato puree too. Doing this will give you a good dose of cancer fighting lycopene. It is more concentrated in cooked and processed tomatoes surprisingly.
So, there you are, not difficult to boost your antioxidant intake is it? Just some small tweaks and adjustments, and bingo, you are arming your body to fight those damaging free radicals that are out to make you ill, and steal your youth!
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