Why are antioxidants important for your health? I get asked this question a lot in practice. Is this a fad or is there something to this buzz about antioxidants.
Antioxidants are vital for anti-aging and detoxification. Without getting into too much science, an antioxidant basically prevents damage to the cells of your body. In essence it prevents oxidation which is destructive to your cells’ DNA. Supplementing with antioxidants can greatly improve the outcome of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, nerve damage, liver disease and dementia to name a few. Even preventing wrinkles!
I use antioxidant therapy often in my treatment protocols and any person at any age will benefit from adding more antioxidants to their diet.
Top Foods Containing Antioxidants.
- Spices and herbs – Cloves and cinnamon rank as having some the highest antioxidant capacity. Others include: turmeric, oregano, parsley, curry, cumin seeds and Thyme
- Acai Fruit
- Black Rasberries
- Ginger root