One word.  Antioxidants.

According to Healthcastle.com

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as “free radical scavengers” and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals.

If we take in antioxidants then we can protect our cells from the harmful effects of stress.

Fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, and blackberries, vegetables like beans, artichoke hearts, nuts like pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts are some of the food very rich in antioxidant (according to Dr. Kim)  One of the challenges in our everyday diet is how to incorporate a variety of antioxidants, especially here in this tropical country where eating right is a challenge because there is no cranberries, blackberries here for example.

Thank God because of the many different innovations that make these antioxidants available.  That is what I’m going to write about next time.

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