Antioxidants - What Are They? And Where To Find Them

April 26, 2022 2 min read

Antioxidants - What Are They? And Where To Find Them

Antioxidants are vital to your health as your body uses them to make you healthy. If you don't eat a balanced diet or don't like certain textures, you may not get enough antioxidants in your diet.

What Are Antioxidants? 

Our bodies product what are called free radicals. Free radicals are molecules born through a chemical process triggered by digesting food and the environment (like pollution or tobacco smoke). Free radicals damage cells and cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is linked to many chronic health conditions such as heart disese.

Antixoidants are compounds found in plant based foods and spices. They can help prevent or slow down cell damage caused by free radicals keeping you healthy. 

Benefits of Antioxidants

You have most likely heard of many types of Antioxidants. Among them are:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Beta Carotene
  • Lycopene
  • Magnesium

These are only a few of the many antioxidants found in fruits, veggies and spices. Antioxidants act as scavengers to hunt down free radicals which help prevent conditions like:

Cancer
Heart Disease
Macular Degeneration (in older adults)
Cataracts (older adults)

How Can I Get More Antioxidants In My Diet

Each antioxidants has a different function. This is why it's necessary to have a varied diet across all seasons of the year. For example a variety of fruits and vegetables may be scarce and not available during the winter season - so look at broadening your diet and trying different colours fruits and vegetables that are in season. Many of our natural drinks contain a variety of antioxidant rich fruits and herbs for your all year drinking pleasure, including:

Cherry Juice & Herbs: Rich in Vitamins A, C and K, our cherry juice has a variety of antioxidants, as well as dandelion and ginger which are also antioxidant-rich. Cherry Juice is good for joint health and exercise recovery.

Turmeric & Curcumin Tonic: Turmeric is a potent antioxidant and has a lot of healing properties. Our tonic is enhanced with black pepper to get the most nutrition from turmeric and cinnamon, another spice rich in antioxidants that helps stabilise blood sugar. 

Ginseng, Gingko and Brahmi Tonic: The green tea in this tonic has polyphenols that help with brain function. Brahmi helps support memory and the central nervous system. It also contains blueberries which are one of the most antioxidant sense fruits for healthy brain ageing. 

You don't have to skip out on the nutrients you need because it's winter. Our tonics can provide you with the antioxidants you need to fight free radicals and supporting ageing. Make our drinks part of you healthy routine, and feel and notice the difference! 


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