At times like this (Covid pandemic) we should all consider what and how we eat. Good healthy diets keep us healthy by providing us antioxidants. .
When free radicals accumulate, due to stress of any kind, they may cause a state known as oxidative stress. This may damage your DNA and other important structures in your cells.
Natural antioxidants from plant materials are mainly polyphenols, carotenoids and vitamins (vitamin E and C). These natural antioxidants, especially polyphenols and carotenoids, exhibit a wide range of biological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-aging, and anticancer
Here are some suggestions of natural foods and spices that are a great source of antioxidants.
Pecans are a type of nut native to Mexico and South America. They are a good source of healthy fats and minerals, plus contain a high amount of antioxidants.
Blueberries contain the highest amount of antioxidants among all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables based on studies.
Kale is one of the most nutritious greens and is rich in vitamins A, K and C. It’s also rich in antioxidants,
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant, anti-fungal and antimicrobial. It will help relieve gas, heal wounds, increases blood flow, and a blood thinner. Tests have shown that it helps fight degenerative processes in the brain, leads to improvements in endothelial function, and may fight cancer. Best taken with fats, like milk.
Lemon rich in Vit C, is a antibacterial and antiviral. It increases your metabolic rate, maintains your pH, removes liver toxins, helps with sore throat, respiratory infections and is also a anti-inflammatory.
Ginger, reduces gas and improves digestion, relieving nausea, eases a cold or the flu, relieves pain, reduces inflammation, supports cardiovascular health and may lower cancer risk.